Memorial Hospital awarded ‘A’ ratingMay 20, 2019
From Local Sources
JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the sixth consecutive “A” for the hospital.
The designation recognizes Memorial Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A-F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Memorial Hospital was awarded an “A” grade on May 15, when Leapfrog announced grades for the spring 2019 update. To see Memorial Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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