Leapfrog Group Releases National Patient Safety Scores for U.S. Hospitals

Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hospital has received a ‘B’ safety score for fall 2022 from The Leapfrog Group, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Its A, B, C, D or F letter grades for more than 3,000 hospitals across the country are a quick way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care. Grades are based on over 30 performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. With a safety grade of B, Crouse’s fall 2022 score is the highest in Central New York.

“Our mission of providing the best in patient care continues to guide our ongoing quality improvement and patient experience efforts,” said Crouse Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer Seth Kronenberg, MD. “We congratulate our team for this achievement, which reflects not only their strong clinical performance, but also their commitment to excellence in patient outcomes, made especially challenging during the Covid pandemic.”

To see Crouse’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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