Contact: Marion Ciciarelli
Oswego Hospital has been awarded its third consecutive ‘A’ for providing safe, high quality care to its patients by the Leapfrog Group.
This is the third consecutive time the hospital has been presented an ‘A’ by the national organization. Oswego Hospital also earned the top letter grade in the fall and spring of 2016 and was the only hospital located in Oswego and Onondaga County, to earn this distinction all three times.
By earning an ‘A,’ Oswego Hospital is recognized for providing the highest quality of patient care. “Our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff members are to be commended for consistently providing the high quality care that our patients deserve,” said Oswego Health President and CEO Chuck Gijanto. “To earn the top letter grade three times in a row shows they are working each and every day to provide safe, quality care.”
Chief Medical Officer Renato Mandanas, who oversees quality at the hospital added, “This award validates that community members can receive excellent healthcare services close to their homes and I encourage those who haven’t used our services, to consider making Oswego Health their number one choice for healthcare.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F 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.
The Leapfrog Group provided grades for 2,639 hospitals nationwide, with 823 earning the top letter grade. Only 19 percent of the hospitals in New York State earned an ‘A,” while 17 percent nationwide were presented the top grade three times in a row.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helps consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.