Mather Hospital earns 18th Leapfrog “A” for patient safety
Eight Northwell hospitals across the region recognized by the national nonprofit Leapfrog Group, demonstrating the health system’s commitment to patient safety.
PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital received its 18th top “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for its achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“I congratulate all our team members for this acknowledgement of Mather Hospital’s commitment to patient safety and nursing excellence,” said Executive Director Kevin McGeachy. “We work together across departments to ensure a culture of safety.”
Mather was one of eight Northwell Health hospitals to earn an “A” grade for patient safety, according to a report released today by the Leapfrog Group. The others are Huntington Hospital; Long Island Jewish; Forest Hills, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset; Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco; Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead; South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore; and Syosset Hospital.
“The spring Leapfrog report shows that Northwell hospitals across the region are continuing to provide the best quality and safest care to our patients at both our community and tertiary care hospitals,” said Peter Silver, MD, senior vice president, associate chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Northwell Health. “The survey reflects our deep commitment to patient safety across the care continuum,. Our scores reflect not only our dedication to providing the best possible patient care, but how we strive to do better every day.”
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to nearly 3,000 acute-care hospitals nationwide, which is based on 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures. The organization issues the report twice annually.
Dr. Silver said the Leapfrog survey reviews key patient safety measures including hospital-acquired infections, medication safety, hand washing, maternity care, and surgical safety. Certain patient experience scores also are factored in the analysis, which are based on patient satisfaction surveys administered by Press Ganey Associates.
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of all our hospitals and our 83,000 team members who go above and beyond every day to improve care for our patients who entrust us with their care,” said Dr. Silver. “Northwell has a culture for continuous improvement, and you feel that when you walk into our buildings.”
To see Mather Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.HospitalSafetyGrade.org .
About Mather Hospital
Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality health care services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion, respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition three times from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also was named one of America’s 250 best hospitals for 2023 by Healthgrades and received the Healthgrades 2023 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the third consecutive year. Our Graduate Medical Education program prepares physicians for future careers through Internal Medicine, Transitional Year, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, and Psychiatry residency programs and gastroenterology and hematology/oncology fellowships. Mather was rated high performing by U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings in heart failure, geriatrics, kidney failure, orthopedics, hip fracture, COPD, and urology. For information about Mather Hospital, visit matherhospital.org or follow us @MatherHospital on Facebook.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 81,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.