Update: The Most Dangerous New York City HospitalsSelecting a hospital for your medical care can be a life or death decision. Recently, a study of our city’s hospitals indicated that many are providing less than average services.
In the rankings, an overwhelming 34 of 41 NYC hospitals received a grade of “C” or lower. What may be more striking data from the rankings is that none of the 41 hospitals received an “A” grade, a decrease of two from the most recent Leapfrog Group’s safety rankings.
The best rankings belonged to the seven hospitals that received “B grades. Of the 34 hospitals that received a grade of “C” or lower, 23 received a “C,” nine received a “D” grade and two, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, actually received an embarrassing grade of “F.”
The Leapfrog rankings review and examine medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections in calculating grades with the goal of determining a patient’s risk of further injury or infection if they stay at a particular hospital.
Other data released by Leapfrog shows that more than 1,000 patients die each day from preventable hospital errors. Hospitals with a “B” grade had a 9 percent higher risk of avoidable death than hospitals with an “A” grade. Hospitals with a “C” grade had a 35 percent higher risk of avoidable death than hospitals with an “A” grade, a substantial increase in risk.
Here’s how the NYC Hospitals ranked:

  1. NYU Langone Medical Center (Manhattan): B
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals – Bellevue (Manhattan): C
  3. Mount Sinai West (Manhattan): D
  4. Mount Sinai Beth Israel (Manhattan): C
  5. New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center (Manhattan): C
  6. Northwell Health System – Lenox Hill Hospital (Manhattan): C
  7. The Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan): C
  8. NYC Health + Hospitals – Metropolitan (Manhattan) : B
  9. Mount Sinai (Queens): C
  10. Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (Manhattan): D
  11. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (Brooklyn): C
  12. NYC Health + Hospitals – Woodhull (Brooklyn): B
  13. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Brooklyn): C
  14. NYC Health + Hospitals – Harlem (Manhattan): B
  15. NYC Health + Hospitals – Elmhurst (Queens): D
  16. New York Methodist Hospital (Brooklyn): D
  17. NYC Health + Hospitals – Lincoln (Bronx): B
  18. New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center (Manhattan): C
  19. NYC Health + Hospitals – Kings County (Brooklyn): C
  20. Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (Brooklyn): C
  21. SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn): F
  22. Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn): D
  23. Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital (Queens): C
  24. Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Concourse Campus (Bronx): C
  25. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center (Brooklyn): D
  26. New York-Presbyterian (Queens): C
  27. St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx): D
  28. Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Queens): F
  29. New York-Presbyterian The Allen Hospital (Manhattan): C
  30. Mount Sinai (Brooklyn): C
  31. New York Community Hospital (Brooklyn): C
  32. Richmond University Medical Center (Staten Island): D
  33. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center (Queens): D
  34. NYC Health + Hospitals – Queens (Queens): B
  35. Montefiore Einstein Campus (Bronx): C
  36. NYC Health + Hospitals – Jacobi (Bronx): C
  37. NYC Health + Hospitals – North Central Bronx (Bronx): B
  38. Montefiore Moses Campus (Bronx): C
  39. NYC Health + Hospitals – Coney Island (Brooklyn): C
  40. Montefiore Wakefield Campus (Bronx): C
  41. Northwell Health System – Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island): C

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