Mather earns its 20th ‘A’ grade for patient safety from Leapfrog

Mather Hospital earned its 20th top ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in the current ratings period, the most of any hospital in Suffolk County. The national distinction recognizes the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and achievements in promoting best outcomes.

Mather was one of seven Northwell Health hospitals to earn the top grade, according to a report released today by The Leapfrog Group for Spring 2024. The other Northwell hospitals are:

  • Glen Cove Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Plainview Hospital
  • South Shore University Hospital

“This national recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our entire Mather team,” said Executive Director Kevin McGeachy. “We have created a culture of safety that encourages team member to speak up about any possible concerns.”

“This honor is a testament to Northwell’s commitment to raising health and putting patients first,” said Peter Silver, MD, senior vice president, associate chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Northwell Health. “It takes complete dedication at every level to truly prioritize the well-being of those we serve. This recognition reaffirms our mission to deliver the highest standard of care, day in and day out.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, assigns A, B, C, D or F grades to nearly 3,000 acute-care hospitals nationwide, which is based on 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures, as well as federal data. The organization issues the report twice annually.