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St. Francis Gets Yet Another ‘A’ in Nationwide Safety Test – Earning the Most ‘A’s for Any Hospital in Nassau County

14 December, 2020
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Roslyn, NY- December 14, 2020 - For the sixteenth time, St. Francis Hospital has received an ‘A’ in a national patient 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 five hospitals on Long Island and Queens to get an ‘A.’ The Hospital has earned the most ‘A’s in Nassau County- since the safety score’s debut in 2012.

“Consistency is key when it comes to patient safety, no matter what the circumstance. To once again receive the most ‘A’s in our region, is a tribute to our entire staff for the quality of care they provide to each and every patient they see,” said Charles L. Lucore, M.D., MBA, President of St. Francis Hospital. “This latest national rating follows our recent Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care for the fourth time in a row – in addition to being the only 5-Star CMS hospital on Long Island.”

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 27 publicly available safety measures.  More than 2,600 acute care hospitals are ranked nationwide. 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 142 hospitals surveyed in New York State, only 14 or less than 10 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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