SOUTH NASSAU SCORES AN “A” FOR PATIENT SAFETY
South Nassau Hospital is one of only five Long Island hospitals to receive an “A” for patient safety by a national medical quality group. The Leapfrog Group, using data on 28 measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey from 2010 to 2013, hospitals were graded from A to F on how well they prevented errors, injuries, infections and drug mix-ups.
SOUTH NASSAU DEEMED “TOP PERFORMER” BY THE JOINT COMMISSION
The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs, looked at 46 measures linked to good patient outcomes at 3,300 hospitals in the U.S. In its annual report published on November 13, it named 37 percent of hospitals nationwide as top performers on a range of conditions, including care for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, surgery and children’s asthma. Of the 160 New York State hospitals that submitted data, 45—or 28 percent—were deemed top performers. “In achieving this recognition, we continue to demonstrate to our patients and the communities we serve that we are unrelenting in our commitment and mission to provide high-quality, standard-setting healthcare services,” said Richard J. Murphy, president and CEO of South Nassau.
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