Posted November 20, 2017 at 08:00 AM | Updated November 20, 2017 at 09:50 AM
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health quality group, has updated its safety grades for Central New York hospitals.
Leapfrog looks at 27 publicly available measures to determine a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
As many as 440,000 people nationwide die every year from preventable hospital errors such as giving a patient the wrong medication.
Leapfrog looks at data on avoidable errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Here are the safety grades for Central New York Hospitals. A is the best grade, while F is the worst.
The intensive care unit at Oneida Healthcare Center.
Oneida Healthcare Center, Oneida — Grade: A
Cardiac surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse — Grade: B
Oswego Hospital, Oswego — Grade: B
Guthrie Corning Hospital, Corning — Grade: B