Jacobi Medical Center / Via Wikipedia

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide, the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety, issued its Fall 2017 ratings giving Jacobi Hospital a D rating for safety―one of the worst in New York City and the worst in The Bronx.

The ratings are derived from an analysis of dozens of national measures of hospital safety which result in a letter grade from the non-profit organization.

A further look at the grades showed that when it comes to patient falls and dangerous blood clots Jacobi received the worst grade of all hospitals on both counts.

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For some, the results may be rather surprising. For many years, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was considered to be one of the worst hospitals in the system but it has turned around in recent years.

Now, it has received the best rating of all Bronx hospitals with a B, the only such rating in the borough.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety ratings for Bronx Hospital are as follows:

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