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NY State of Politics: New York hospitals face patient safety questions

By Nick Reisman

May 13th, 2022

New York state is known for its world-class hospitals. But a survey released this week finds many receive low grades when it comes to patient safety, according to a survey released this week by the health care group Leapfrog.

The data graded hospitals based on feedback from patients and their experiences, assigning them a letter grade. Many hospitals received Cs and Ds. That’s not surprising to health care policy expert Bill Hammond of the Empire Center.

“We have a long-standing record of being at the bottom of these report cards,” he said.

The survey found 19 hospitals statewide received the highest A safety grade, while 34 hospitals received the second-lowest D grade.