Nassau University Medical Center received an "A" in patient safety by the Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency.
The safety measures considered in the hospital safety score represent the basic blocks of medical care, such a hand-washing, computerized medication control and nurse staffing levels.
“We are proud and delighted to receive the top “A” score by the Leapfrog Group in patient safety,"Arthur Gianelli, president of the NuHealth System said. "Our staff has been committed to consistently following patient safety protocols and improving quality of care by reducing preventable medical mistakes as patients deserve to be in the safest hospital possible."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private healthcare experts, "striving to make giant “leaps” forward in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare in the U.S. by promoting transparency and value-based hospital incentives."
"Our top score demonstrates our transparency and our diligence in delivering a better and safer quality of care to all our patients,” Gianelli said.