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Leapfrog Top Teaching Badge

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® (Roslyn, NY) announced today that it was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that measures the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® has received more ‘A’ grades for safety from Leapfrog than any hospital on Long Island since the safety scores first launched in 2012.
To qualify for the distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in their category.
“We are thrilled that St. Francis has once again been recognized as one of the highest performing hospitals by The Leapfrog Group,” said Dr. Charles Lucore, President, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®.  “In addition to our 22 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog, we are honored to receive this Top Teaching Hospital recognition for the second year in a row.  Every day, we uphold a vigilant focus on quality, consistently working to educate our staff on the best practices in patient safety. This award reflects the diligent dedication of our staff.”    
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. More than 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award, and only 132 Top Hospitals selected. 
“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”

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