The Leapfrog Group Gives Montefiore an 'A' For Safety
For the first time, the Leapfrog Group has administered letter grades to over 2,600 hospitals throughout the country and Montefiore Medical Center received a 'A' for its commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. View Montefiore's Leapfrog score at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Montefiore Medical Center has a strong track record of success in Leapfrog's annual surveys. Last year, Montefiore earned The Leapfrog Group's annual "Top Hospital" designation, the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country. The recognition is given to hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like heart bypass surgery and reducing hospital readmissions for patients being treated for conditions like pneumonia and heart attack.
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage dedicated to improving healthcare safety, quality and affordability. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey, now in its eleventh year, is the toughest standard-bearer and provides the most complete picture of a hospital's quality and safety.
Montefiore was surveyed on three critical areas of hospital care:
1. How patients fare.
2. Resources used to care for patients.
3. Management practices that promote safety and quality.
Knowing that the challenges for American healthcare go beyond just keeping costs down, Montefiore has long maintained a commitment to making certain patients get the right care at the right time. As a result, of the nearly 1,200 hospitals that voluntarily and publicly report their performance through the annual survey, Montefiore was one of only 65 chosen to receive the "Top Hospital" honor.