Long Island 2-1-1
The mission of 2-1-1 Long Island is to provide all Long Islanders a comprehensive internet connection to human services on a day-to-day basis and in time of disaster.

NY Foundation for Senior Citizens
 Respite Care Program

NY Ombudsman
The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program is the team of certified Ombudsmen who are empowered to resolve issues surrounding the care and quality of life for people living in nursing homes and adult care facilities. Ombudsmen are there to represent the residents' interests. It is the residents' desires and needs that are considered and acted upon.

​NY State Hospital Profile
Use this site to find information about hospitals in New York State, and the quality of care they provide.

NY State Physician Profiles
Here you will find information on all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy registered to practice in New York State. Information is self-reported by the physician


One is a Number
Visit our sister site 'one is a number' for regularly updated links to studies and information about patient safety and studies about medical errors.


If You Have a Concern About Quality in a NY Hospital
If You Have a Concern About Quality in a NY Nursing Home
If You Have a Concern About Quality in a NY Doctor's Office
Adult Care and Assisted Living Complaints 1-866-893-6772
Home Care and Hospice Complaints 1-800-628-5972
Hospital Patient Care Complaints 1-800-804-5447
Hospital and Diagnostic and Treatment Center Complaints 1-800-804-5447
Laboratory Complaints- 1-800-682-6056
Medicaid Fraud Hotline 1-877-87FRAUD
Managed Care Complaints 1-800-206-8125
Nursing Home Patient Care Complaints- 1-888-201-4563
Professional Medical Conduct Complaints 1-800-663-6114
The Joint Commission 1-800 994-6610

Helpful LINKS

Pulse CPSEA does not guarantee the accuracy or information of these websites but all sites listed have come highly recommended or are sites we use.

PULSECenter for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

HELPFUL WEBSITES for patients, families & advocates

ConsumerMedSafety.org is brought to you by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)—the nation's only nonprofit organization of pharmacists, nurses, and doctors devoted entirely to safe medication practices. Preventing medication errors is no longer just a responsibility for health professionals—consumers like you can also play a vital role.

​Drug Interactions Checker
Drug Interactions Checker A drug interaction occurs when the effect of a particular drug is altered when it is taken with another drug, or with food. The Drug Interactions Checker explains the mechanism of each drug interaction, the level of significance of the interaction (major, moderate or minor), and in certain cases, can provide the recommended course of action to manage the interaction. The Drug Interactions Checker will also display any interaction between your chosen drug(s) and food


US Health and Human Services

The Informed Patient Institute
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We rate the websites that help you find the right doctor, hospital, and nursing homes and we provide tips about quality concerns.​

Institute For Safe Medication Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.

The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Medicare Compare Hospital Compare

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Medicare Compare Nursing Home Compare 

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MITSS, Medicaly Induced Trauma Support Services
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in June of 2002 whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families, and clinicians who have been affected by an adverse medical event.

National Family Care Giver Association
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Needy Meds
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs.