The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality
and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Huntington Hospital was one of 750 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.
“We are honored to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group, once again,
for providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Lori
J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “This
achievement is a direct result of the hard work and compassionate care
of our nurses, physicians and staff who have all dedicated themselves
to putting quality and patient safety above all other concerns.”
“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.”
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.
To see Huntington Hospital’s full grade, and to access patient tips
for staying safe in the hospital, visit
www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.