3 Northwell hospitals receive patient safety award

3 Northwell hospitals receive patient safety award
North Shore University Hospital received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades. Credit Northwell Health.

Three Northwell Health hospitals were named Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.

North Shore University HospitalLenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center all received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, reflecting their commitment to delivering safe, high quality care. Only 14 hospitals in New York were recognized by Healthgrades.

“Keeping our patients safe, minimizing complications and targeting outstanding clinical outcomes is the priority of all employees at Northwell,” said Dr. Peter Silver, senior vice president, chief quality officer and associate chief medical officer for Northwell. “We are pleased that our excellent level of care is reflected in this Healthgrades report. Although these ratings are excellent, we still strive to improve even more every day.”

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety.

Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals: in-hospital fall resulting in fracture, collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, or catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital.

North Shore University Hospital is the only hospital in Nassau County to receive the award six years in a row (2019-2024), and Lenox Hill is the only hospital in Manhattan to earn it three years in a row (2022-2024).

“Northwell Health has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Northwell for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

Additionally, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson received Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the fourth year in a row (2021-2024). It is one of only five hospitals in New York to do so. The award is based on data from patient surveys about their stay in the hospital.

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