Outstanding Patient Care and Safety - Bronx, N.Y. - Montefiore Medical Center

Montefiore has been recognized as a top provider of outstanding patient care and safety by The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), a network of employers, providers and insurers working to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. Montefiore was one of only two area hospitals that received this distinction.

The award was based on a rigorous review of participating area hospitals conducted by The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage.

Montefiore was assessed on a range of quality and safety practices including computerized physician order entry to prevent medication errors, intensive-care unit (ICU) staffing models and measures of quality of care for a number of complex conditions and procedures. Leapfrog also benchmarks hospitals on more than 30 practices that reduce the risk of medical errors and hospital-acquired infections, and improve patient outcomes. This data-driven approach is the most comprehensive measure of hospital quality available today.

For more than 15 years, Montefiore has served as a pioneer in electronic health records, medication safety and innovative ICU staffing and safe interdisciplinary team care practices. Montefiore's efforts have been instrumental in preventing errors and delivering high quality care to its patients.