Press release from Mission Hospital:
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, recently released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Mission Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
Mission Health’s Chief Quality Officer Chris DeRienzo, MD, noted, “Receiving the Leapfrog Group’s ‘A’ rating reflects the steadfast commitment of every Mission team member to delivering on our BIG(GER) Aim. This recognition, combined with our recent sixth designation in seven years as a Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson, reinforces how deep the values of quality and safety are to Mission’s core. Living these values requires the daily focus of both direct caregivers and the thousands of our team members who support them, and we are extraordinarily proud of how all their work improves outcomes for patients in our communities.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
To see Mission Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.