NWH receives ‘A’ for patient safety

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Nwh(frontentrance(dee)Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) received an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, which released national results showing shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. NWH is the only hospital in Westchester County to receive an A grade in this national ratings program, which recognizes its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the hospital safety score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“Patient safety is paramount for hospitals and our primary focus at Northern Westchester Hospital.  Each staff member plays a vital role in ensuring our patients are safe when they are in our care.  In addition, our approach to patient-centered process design and governance enables us to continuously improve on all aspects of patient safety,” said Joel Seligman, president and CEO, Northern Westchester Hospital.

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