Minden Medical Center receives an 'A' for patient safety

Central Maine Medical Center

A Washington, D.C. Based organization that aims to improve health care quality and safety for people has given Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital an A grade for patient safety. The bi-annual grading assigns "A", "B", "C", "D" and "F" letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the US, and is the nation's only rating focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections that collectively are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Leapfrog is inviting feedback on planned updates to its hospital safety grade methodology for Fall 2018.

"Our growth and expansion isn't just about bringing our brand of health care to more Florida communities, it's also about delivering the best and safest care to every patient, every time", said Mike Schultz, President and CEO, Florida Hospital, West Florida Division.

No Colorado hospital received a grade lower than a C this spring. The rankings are calculated by top patient safety experts and they are peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond.

"Only about one-third of hospitals nationwide get an "A" grade from the Leapfrog organization", said Claudio Fort, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rutland Regional Medical Center.




Worth noting, some of the top-ranked hospitals are smaller like Cartersville Medical Center and Fannin Regional Hospital. "While we see the impact of our quality initiatives in real-time every day, it is nice to see our progress recognized through national grading systems as well".

According to Leapfrog, Duke University Hospital had more hospital-acquired infections, surgical complications, bed sores and patient falls than the average hospital across the country.

Much like the state of Maryland received safety grades for the first time in the fall of 2017 after being in the bottom five of the state rankings, Leapfrog's report showed notable promise and improvement with five hospitals scoring an A for the first time after having rated an F at one point.

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves almost one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. The hospital recently opened the doors to the new Edwards Cancer Center and Sterling Center Women's Health facilities. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report.

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