‘A’ RATING — Oneida Healthcare Hospital and Extended Care Facility, 321 Genesee St., has received an A rating for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, which rates hospitals on patient safety using some 30 measures to assess care. (Sentinel file photo)

Oneida Healthcare earns ‘A’ from raters for patient safety

Published Apr 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

ONEIDA — For a second consecutive time, Oneida Healthcare’s Hospital received an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the group and the hospital have announced.

“We’re proud of our staff for their ongoing commitment to quality outcomes and patient safety,” said Gene Morreale, President and CEO of Oneida Healthcare.

“Earning an ‘A’ grade in
consecutive hospital safety reports is a difficult achievement and a reflection of our
exceptional staff and physicians,” Morreale said.

Oneida Healthcare represents just one of only 14 hospitals to receive an “A” throughout all of New York State, and the only area hospital to receive the group’s “A” for patient safety in Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Cayuga and Herkimer Counties, the announcement said.

The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, which represents how well the group says hospitals protect their patients from errors, injuries, and infections.

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade,” Binder said..

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. For more, go online to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Oneida Healthcare serves an area of approximately 24 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of about 100,000.

Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility, 4 hospital based primary care offices, 2 OB/GYN care offices, a hospital based maternal health clinic, four outreach laboratory draw stations; outpatient therapy center; 2 outpatient imaging centers; sleep disorder lab, a convenient care center and specialists offices in neurology, orthopedics and ENT services.

In 2017, they will be adding oncology and wound care
services, according to the announcement by Oneida Healthcare.

For information about Oneida Healthcare, go online to www.oneidahealthcare.org or call