NY, CT hospitals ranks worst regarding safety

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NY, CT hospitals ranks worst regarding safety in the nation. While New Jersey progressed much better, however, still failing to crack the top 15, a new report released Tuesday finds.

Near about 2,500 hospitals across the 50 states were given letter grades, A through F. The grades are based on the hospital’s errors, accidents and infections, according to Leapfrog Group. It is a national nonprofit health care ratings organization that ranks hospitals every spring and fall.

New York came in at No. 48, dropping one spot since its last ratings back in the fall. Eight hospitals in the Empire State received “A” scores while five got an “F” score.

These New York hospitals got an “A”: Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NYC Health Hospitals in New York City, Oneida Healthcare Center in Oneida, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, Highland Hospital of Rochester in Rochester, Catholic Health – Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Kenmore.

Five New York hospitals got an “F”: One on Staten Island, three in Brooklyn and one on Long Island. Nationwide, just one percent of hospitals accessed received an “F” grade.

Connecticut progressed better than New York, but not by much. According to Leapfrog, they ranked No. 46, down 16 spots since its fall score. Only two, 8.33 percent, of the 24 hospitals in the Constitution State accessed received “A” scores. No hospitals scored a “D” or an “F.”

The biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report shows the safety grades of many hospitals are improving.

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