Huntington Hospital is one of eight Northwell hospitals that earned a top ‘A’ rating for patient safety, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to nearly 3,000 acute-care hospitals nationwide, which is based on 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures.
The spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report showed the following Northwell hospitals earned an “A” rating: Huntington Hospital, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, Mather Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, South Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital.
According to the 2023 Leapfrog report, approximately 29 percent of all hospitals received an ‘A’ safety rating.
“The spring Leapfrog report shows that Northwell hospitals across the region are
continuing to provide the best quality and safest care to our patients at both our community and
tertiary care hospitals,” said Peter Silver, MD, senior vice president, associate chief medical
officer and chief quality officer at Northwell Health. “The survey reflects our deep commitment
to patient safety across the care continuum, whether it be maternity care, surgical outcomes, care
in our intensive care units or care for children. Our scores reflect not only our dedication to
providing the best possible patient care, but how we strive to do better every day.”
Silver said the Leapfrog survey reviews key patient safety measures including
hospital-acquired infections, medication safety, hand washing, maternity care and surgical
safety. Some patient experience scores also are factored in the analysis, which are based on
patient satisfaction surveys administered by Press Ganey Associates.