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Northern Westchester Hospital Recognized as National Leader in Patient Safety
Date:6/4/2013

Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score (SM) from the Leapfrog Group. The nonprofit group assigns scores to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals as part of its Hospital Safety Score initiative. Scores are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections and are designed to give the public information that they can use to protect themselves and their families. The “A” score places Northern Westchester Hospital among the safest New York hospitals, as well as the safest in the nation.

AARP The Magazine also reported in the April/ May 2013 issue that Northern Westchester Hospital is one of only 16 New York Hospitals on the list, and one of the 66 safest hospitals in America. To learn more about NWH’s commitment to high-quality medical care, visit http://nwhc.net/home/about-us/quality

“At Northern Westchester Hospital, our entire organization is focused on providing patients with the highest level of quality, patient centered care in the region. We are proud that over the last year, NWH was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a one of the region’s best hospitals in three categories. 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 c
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