St. Francis Gets Yet Another ‘A’ in Nationwide Safety Test
Roslyn, NY - May 15, 2019 - For the thirteenth time, St. Francis Hospital has received an ‘A’ in a national safety score that rates hospitals on the quality of their care. The letter-based rating system was devised by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that ranks hospitals nationwide. St. Francis is one of just three hospitals on Long Island and the only one in Nassau County and Queens to get an ‘A.’ The Hospital has earned an ‘A’ 13 out of 15 times since the safety score’s debut in 2012.
“To receive an ‘A’ more than a dozen times speaks volumes about the level of care we provide to each and every patient we see,” said Charles Lucore, M.D., President of St. Francis Hospital. “Getting an ‘A’ rating for the thirteenth time is a tribute to our topnotch team and their ongoing mission to provide the very best in patient care.”
The semi-annual rankings rely on data from Leapfrog’s own ratings as well as outside sources including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. Grades range from ‘A’ to ‘F’ based on 28 publicly available safety measures. Hospitals are rated on how well they prevented errors, infections, injuries, and drug mix-ups that could lead to medical complications and unnecessary loss of life. Of the 145 hospitals surveyed in New York State, only eleven, less than eight percent, received an ‘A.’
According to Leapfrog, selecting the right hospital can reduce your risk of avoidable death by 50 percent. The ratings service says its scores empower patients to make informed decisions about the safety of their hospital care.
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