For a third consecutive time, Oneida Healthcare’s hospital received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
It is the only area hospital to receive an “A” for patient safety throughout Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Cayuga and Herkimer counties, according to the hospital.
“Our commitment to exceptional care continues to be evident with yet another outstanding result that recognizes our staff’s continued focus on patient care,” said Gene Morreale, president and CEO of Oneida Healthcare. “Earning a third consecutive “A” grade for hospital safety is an impressive achievement and a reflection of the exceptional outcomes our patients are receiving every day from OHC medical staff members and employees.”
Morreale said Oneida Healthcare represents just one of only seven hospitals to receive an “A” throughout the state.
Only 19 percent of hospitals in New York state earned an “A” while 17 percent nationwide were presented the top grade three times in a row.
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.
It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.