Catholic Health’s St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® (Roslyn, NY) has earned its 21st “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that measures the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The hospital has received more ‘A’ grades for safety from Leapfrog than any hospital on Long Island since the safety scores were launched in 2012.
This national distinction recognizes achievements made by St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance across nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals, primarily during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is the 11th consecutive Leapfrog A score for St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, reflecting the collaborative achievements of the dedicated and compassionate St. Francis Hospital staff,” said Dr. Charles Lucore, President, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®. “Our clinical teams maintain a continued focus on patient safety and overall excellence in care, which generates consistent leading results pertaining to patient outcomes.”
The Leapfrog grades are the latest indicators of outstanding quality and safety standards that are the hallmarks of the institution. This year, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is rated among the top 10 hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report, ranking #6 in New York State and #6 in the New York Metropolitan Area. It has also earned a five-star rating for the third time in a row for safety, quality, and patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and earned the Magnet™ designation for excellence in nursing care.
“Catholic Health, continually strives to ensure top-quality care across all our entities. As our hospitals earn best-in-class rankings, we share these best practices across all of our facilities to foster a continuity of exceptional care throughout our system,” said Jason M. Golbin, DO, MBA, MS, its executive vice president and chief medical officer, Catholic Health. “This certainly includes key learnings from Catholic Health’s St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®, which in addition to receiving more “A” Grades for safety than any hospital in New York State, it has also been named to Leapfrog’s list of Top Hospitals in the nation for 2022.”