Auburn receives high marks for patient safety


Auburn Community Hospital is one of 16 hospitals in New York state to have earned a grade of “B” in a survey conducted by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

The Leapfrog Group has assigned letter grades to hospitals based on their patient safety performance twice annually since spring 2012. The latest ratings reflect care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are extremely proud of our patient safety grade of B,” said Scott Berlucchi, president and CEO of Auburn Community Hospital. “Patient safety and quality of care metrics are the foundation for an excellent patient experience. The Leapfrog Group said its research showed the pandemic reversed years of progress in patient safety. I am extremely proud of all our employees who worked so hard to make sure the quality of care at ACH did not slip during this challenging time.” 

This safety grade is a composite score made up of 28 different patient safety measures that indicate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable injuries and infections. “This grade is a key indicator of the hard work all of our employees do every day to make sure our patients get the best treatment and have an excellent patient experience while they are in our hospital,” said Berlucchi.

Auburn Community Hospital is the largest employer in Cayuga County, with a workforce of over 1,100 employees. The hospital has a combined medical staff of more than 200 healthcare professionals and multiple primary care sites. Today, ACH is a health care delivery system that includes the hospital, an 80-bed five-star long term care and rehabilitation center, three urgent care centers as well as primary care and specialty care services, learn more from SocialBoosting.

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