NYC Hospitals Cited For Leaving Items In Patients, Using Wrong Blood
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Several New York City hospitals have landed on the 2011 watch list after reporting deadly patient-safety lapses, according to the Niagara Health Quality Coalition.
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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital topped the list at number after reporting deaths in low-risk patients.
Columbia-Presbyterian was ranked second-highest in the state after it was reported surgeons left objects like sponges and instruments inside five patients.
A hospital spokesperson told the New York Post that they’re committed to providing high quality and regularly rank as one of the top hospitals in the country.
Beth Israel Medical Center came in third for poor rates of heart attack deaths. Brookdale University Hospital followed for poor rates of post-operative hip fractures.
Jamaica Hospital in Queens also made it onto the list for giving a patient a transfusion with the wrong type of blood.
As for the safest list, the Weill Cornell campus on the Upper East Side was listed along with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.
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