Mather Receives Top Score for Patient Safety from National GroupNovember 29, 2012
Mather received an
“I congratulate Mather’s physicians, board members, employees and volunteers whose efforts resulted in another positive ranking for patient safety at
“Hospitals like this that earn an “A??? have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,??? said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. The panel includes: John Birkmeyer (
The Leapfrog survey was the latest recognition of quality patient care at Mather. Earlier this year:
- Mather was ranked 28th out of 241 hospitals in
by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals issue. Mather was also recognized for three medical specialties: gastroenterology, geriatrics and orthopedics. In addition, the magazine noted that New York State “scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.??? Mather Hospital U.S.News’ Top Doctors listed 20 of our physicians and our Transitional Care Unit was given a top 5-star rating in News’ annual Best Nursing Homes. U.S.
- Mather received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, which recognizes its commitment to quality and success in implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients using nationally accepted clinical guidelines.
received another three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This recognition is given only to centers that voluntarily commit to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous performance review. The Center is one of only four on Fortunato Breast Health Center Long Islandto have earned this prestigious distinction.
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of healthcare to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans.