Memorial Hospital achieved “Straight A” recognition in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety. This recognition is awarded in step with a grade of ‘A’ in the Fall 2021 announcement, marking seven straight ‘A’s’ in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Memorial is beyond proud of our clinical teams and their continued, relentless focus on patient safety,” comments Chip Hubbs, CEO and President of Memorial Health. “All of our team members have an unwavering concentration on providing best-in-class care to our patients across the region, and recognitions like these solidify their commitment. Congratulations to our team members as we mark seven straight A’s!”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer‐reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Memorial Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Memorial Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.