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Memorial Hospital Earns “A” Grade

Memorial Hospital is among the safest hospitals in the United States, according to Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which gave Memorial Health the top “A” grade in overall hospital patient safety (A, B, C, D, and F grades awarded).

Of the 2,600 hospitals evaluated, Memorial Hospital was one of 844 which received an “A” grade in patient safety. Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are awarded by the Leapfrog Group, an independent, nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency to the U.S. health system.

Thirty measures of publicly available hospital safety data are evaluated, with the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and related information provided for consumers to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare. Memorial Hospital staff believes that key factors for receiving this excellent score may be attributed to the system’s constant emphasis on closely following safe practices and on the elimination of hospital-related infections.

“At Memorial Health, our clinical staff closely follow the Safe Practices for Better Healthcare recommendations from National Quality Forum, which seeks improvements in healthcare,” explains Chip Hubbs, President and CEO of Memorial Health. “We continually strive to evaluate and improve operations for the safety and benefit of our valued patients. We are pleased to be recognized for our safety efforts, and I thank our conscientious clinical staff, medical staff, and others who work so hard to ensure safety at Memorial.”

To see Memorial Health’s full grade report, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.