Following a string of top accolades over the past year, NYU Langone Health has earned a Top Hospital award in recognition of its national achievements in patient safety and quality care from the Leapfrog Group. Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion in Manhattan along with NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island have been designated Top Teaching Hospitals by Leapfrog, a national watchdog organization that measures the quality of patient care across many areas, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and hospitals’ capacity to prevent medication errors. Only 6 percent of the inpatient locations surveyed by Leapfrog earn the Top Hospital honor.
“As the only Top Hospital in New York City, our staff has demonstrated their unwavering dedication to providing patients with the best care possible,” said Fritz François, MD, executive vice president and vice dean, chief of hospital operations. “This award is a testament to their determination and commitment, but we know there is always more we can do, and we will never stop working to improve the quality, safety, and patient experience.”
Last month, each of NYU Langone’s inpatient locations across the system earned “A” ratings from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the seventh consecutive time. The highest-performing inpatient locations on the Leapfrog hospital survey are recognized annually with the Leapfrog Top Hospital award.
“On Long Island and throughout the system, our quality and safety outcomes truly set us apart from other institutions,” said Joseph J. Greco, MD, executive vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. “Our community can feel confident in the high standard of care they will always receive at NYU Langone.”
NYU Langone consistently receives external recognition for its superior quality and safety outcomes. Earlier this year, Vizient Inc. named NYU Langone the No. 1 hospital in the nation for quality and patient safety. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report included NYU Langone on its “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” ranking 10 of its clinical specialties among the top 10 in the nation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded NYU Langone five stars for safety, quality, and patient experience.