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Northern Westchester Hospital Deemed National Leader In Patient Safety

Northern Westchester Hospital has received two recognitions in the last month that honor its patient safety.
Northern Westchester Hospital has received two recognitions in the last month that honor its patient safety. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Northern Westchester Hospital was recently given an “A” in Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing the facility among the nation’s safest hospitals.

Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization that assigns scores to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals as part of its Hospital Safety Score initiative.  The scores are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

This recognition follows a similar acknowledgement given by AARP The Magazine last month that said Northern Westchester Hospital was one of the 66 safest hospitals in America.

“At Northern Westchester Hospital, our entire organization is focused on providing patients with the highest level of quality, patient centered care in the region,” said Joel Seligman, president and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital.

“In addition, NWH was recognized by the Joint Commission for being in the top 5% of hospitals nationally for providing high quality medical care.  Being recognized as one of the safest hospitals in America further demonstrates our commitment to providing our patients with the finest care available in the region.”

The Hospital Safety Score was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel.  The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical and medication errors.

“Being recognized among the highest-quality and safest hospitals in America is the result of the amazing focus and determination from our staff and physicians,” said Dr. Marla Koroly, FACP, senior vice president for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Northern Westchester Hospital.

“Each one of us takes tremendous pride and ownership in delivering the highest level of care available.  I am very proud of our staff and their commitment to our patient,” she added.

To learn more about NWH’s medical care, visit here .

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