10 NYC hospitals rated poorly for patient safety

Ten hospitals and medical facilities around the city got poor grades for patient safety in a newly released report card from a medical watchdog group.

Facilities given a “D” from the Leapfrog Group include city-run Kings County and Coney Island hospitals, along with Maimonides, Interfaith, and Brookdale hospitals in Brooklyn; Flushing hospital in Queens; three facilities run by Montefiore Medical Center — Einstein, Moses and Wakefield campuses — in the Bronx and BronxCare Health System.

The rating categories included infections, problems with surgery, safety issues, practices to prevent errors and leadership communications with hospital staff.

A group calling for an overhaul of the leadership of Maimonides hospital said its poor grade confirms the group’s criticism of southern Brooklyn’s largest private hospital.

“This nationally recognized report confirms what we and tens of thousands of people in Brooklyn already know: Maimonides Hospital is a failing disaster that provides horrible service and, top to bottom needs, new leadership,” said Mendy Reiner, co-founder of Save Maimonides. 

The grades help strengthen Save Maimonides’ cause, a group calling for a switch up of the Brooklyn hospital’s leadership
Paul Martinka

“After multiple D grades in a row and even an F (in the fall of 2020), it’s obvious that the people of Brooklyn desperately need better care than what they get at Maimonides.”

Hospitals that received a D declined requests for comment.

On the other end of the spectrum, hospitals that earned an A for patient safety include city-run Queens and North Central hospitals, NYU Langone hospitals in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan, according to the report card.

No hospitals in New York state got an “F.”

The head of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens said he was “immensely proud” of the “A” given the city-run Queens hospital in Jamaica.

Brookdale hospital
Brookdale in Brooklyn rates as one of the worst hospitals for patient safety in NYC.
Paul Martinka

“Everyone at Queens plays an important role in the quality of care we provide our patients, and it is gratifying when the results of this hard work are recognized by others,” chief executive officer Neil Moore said in a statement. “This news is especially positive for our patients, who entrust us with their care. They can enter our doors knowing that we are one of the safest hospitals in our city and state.”

The report marks the 10th anniversary of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which assigns a letter grade to nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections.

An analysis by The Leapfrog Group claims improvement in patient safety since it started grading hospitals a decade ago.

“For five of the outcome measures that can be tracked, these improvements saved an estimated more than 16,000 lives over the 10-year period,” Leapfrog said.

Coney Island hospital.
A city-run Coney Island hospital earned a “D” rating for patient safety.
Paul Martinka

Incidents of falls and trauma and cases of objects left in a body after surgery plummeted by 25%, Leapfrog said.

“Never in history have we seen across-the-board improvement in patient safety until this last decade, coinciding with the history of the Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“We salute hospitals for this milestone and encourage them to accelerate their hard work saving patient lives… The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for. It’s not enough change, but we are on the right track.”

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