September 30, 2007
Image: overhead view of the Moses Campus, with Montefiore Medical Center in the center.
Montefiore Medical Center, Einstein's major teaching hospital and the site of the Department of Medicine's clinical activities, is one of the top hospitals in the country, according to The Leapfrog Group, a prestigious national organization that surveys hospitals on quality and patient safety standards. Montefiore is among only 41 hospitals nationwide designated in Leapfrog's 2007 Top Hospitals list. It is one of only two hospitals in New York state, and the only one in New York City to make the 2007 list.
The 2007 Top Hospitals list is based on 1,285 hospitals that responded to the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey, which is the most complete and current assessment of hospital quality and safety available. Data are collected from hospitals on their progress toward implementing practices in four categories: computerized physician order entry (CPOE), ICU physician staffing, evidence-based hospital referral, and Leapfrog Safe Practices Score.
"The Leapfrog survey is significant because it relies on pure data, not reputation, to identify hospitals that consistently adhere to established quality and safety standards such as availability of computerized physician order entry and ICU staffing," said Spencer Foreman, MD, President, Montefiore Medical Center. "Our inclusion once again on the Leapfrog Top Hospitals list confirms that our systems, staffing and processes are of that quality and allow us to deliver the best care for our patients."