Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Southampton, New York (May 1, 2024) – Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit watchdog. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is an elite designation that sets the highest standards for patient safety in the United States.  

"Receiving an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to our unwavering commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said William A. Wertheim, MD, MBA, Interim Executive Vice President for Stony Brook Medicine. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional staff, whose tireless efforts make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve and inspire us to continually raise the bar for healthcare excellence in our community and beyond." 

“We are honored to have earned the nation’s top distinction for patient safety, an “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,” said Fredric Weinbaum, MD, CMO, COO and Interim CAO. “This “A” grade belongs to every one of our team members, who work 24/7, year-round, to ensure our patients’ safety.” 

“Everyone who works at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication of at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.” 

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH) 

With 120 beds, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH) is staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties. SBSH offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including cardiac catheterization, orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a designated Level III Trauma Center and primary stroke center. The hospital includes The Phillips Family Cancer Center, a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, Wellness Institute, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees. To learn more, visit 

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