Hospital recognized for safety efforts
ONEIDA, N.Y. » For a third consecutive time, Oneida Healthcare’s Hospital received an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for its commitment to keeping patients safe andmeeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
They represent the only area hospital to receive an “A” for patient safety throughout Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Cayuga, and Herkimer Counties.
“Our commitment to exceptional care, always, continues to be evident with yet another outstanding result that recognizes our staff’s continued focus on patient care,” said GeneMorreale, President and CEO of Oneida Healthcare. “Earn-
ing a third consecutive “A” grade for hospital safety is an impressive achievement and a reflection of the exceptional outcomes our pa- tients are receiving every day fromOHCmedical staff members and employees.”
Oneida Healthcare represents just one of only 1 of 7 hospitals to receive an “A” throughout the state of New York.
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Oneida Healthcare for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To compare local hospital safety grades, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.