Published Apr 14, 2017 at 11:22 AM | Updated at 11:07 AM EDT on May 31, 2017
You may want to keep this list in mind the next time you need to go to a hospital in the New York City area. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades has measured patient safety at hospitals across the nation for its spring 2017 report. The nonprofit organization combines a host of national performance measures to determine a single letter grade for each hospital. The grades are largely based on infections, problems with surgery, practices to prevent errors, safety problems and the medical staff. Here's a look at all of the hospitals in New York City and the surrounding New York area that received a D or F. You can find out more about why each hospital received the ranking it did here or visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.