The Niagara Health Quality Coalition has released its 2011 watch list of hospitals that have high numbers of fatal mistakes. The list includes several NYC hospitals, with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital at the top due to a high mortality rate among low-risk patients. Columbia Presbyterian, despite usually ranking as one of the best nationwide, was second worst in the state due to surgeons leaving sponges and instruments inside five patients. Beth Israel Medical Center came in third for its high mortality rate among heart attack patients, followed by Brookdale University Hospital for negative outcomes of post-operative hip fractures. Jamaica Hospital in Queens was also cited for giving a patient a transfusion with the wrong blood type. The Weill Cornell campus on the Upper East Side, Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center were listed as the safest hospitals in the Big Apple.