Patient Safety Ratings at New York Hospitals Drop

Continuing the state’s decade-long decline, New York ranked a dismal 48th in overall patient safety. The rankings, which are released twice each year by the non-profit organization Leapfrog Group, compile data from hospitals across the country and measure the rate of medical errors, infections and injuries, and patient satisfaction, to determine each hospital’s ranking. Since Leapfrog Group began ranking patient safety in 2012, New York has fallen from 40th worst state in the country to 48th.  In the tri-state area, Connecticut also ranks low for patient safety while New Jersey ranks among the best states in the country.

According to Leapfrog, the worst hospitals in the state are located in New York City and upstate. In fact, five of the 20 hospitals across the country that received an “F” from Leapfrog are located in the five boroughs. In the Hudson Valley, the hospital results were mixed. Here are Leapfrog’s patient safety ratings for the local-area hospitals:

A

  • HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley – Mary’s Ave. Campus, Kingston

B

  • Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack
  • Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Sleepy Hollow
  • Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
  • White Plains Hospital, White Plains
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle

C

  • New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
  • Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco
  • John’s Riverside Hospital – Dobbs Ferry Pavilion, Dobbs Ferry
  • John’s Riverside Hospital – ParkCare Pavilion, Yonkers
  • John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers
  • Joseph’s Medical Center of Yonkers, Yonkers
  • Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Cornwall Campus, Cornwall
  • Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Newburgh Campus, Newburgh
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
  • Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla

D

  • Columbia Memorial Health, Hudson
  • HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley – Broadway Campus, Kingston
  • MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Poughkeepsie