Carney Hospital has earned high marks for patient care again from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital watchdog organization. For the third time in four years, Carney has been ranked as a “top general hospital,” one of just 44 in the nation to earn that distinction.
"This award from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to Carney's commitment to provide high quality community based care with compassion and respect," said Walter Ramos, Carney Hospital President. "To be recognized once with a Top Hospital Award is a great honor, but I am proud of the fact that Carney Hospital has earned this distinction for three of the past four years."
The ranking is based on an evaluation of Carney’s performance across a range of data-points, from infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals.
"This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results."
Carney, located on Dorchester Avenue, is a 159-bed hospital with more than 400 physicians and delivers quality care to approximately 140,000 patients annually.