Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Kentucky hospitals receive an A in new safety report

Kentucky hospitals receive an A in new safety report

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

"We are honored to earn straight A's on Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score", said Greg Pearson, CEO of Minden Medical Center. Observation, education, and continuous monitoring serve as three key elements for ensuring patient safety.

Atlantic Regional Medical Center's two hospitals, Mainland Campus in Galloway Township and City Campus in Atlantic City, both improved their grades from Cs in the spring to Bs in the fall.

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"We were very pleased to have received an "A" from Leapfrog, as their findings confirm that our mission to deliver exceptional healthcare to every person we have the privilege to serve must include systems that consistently concentrate on patient safety", said Chief Executive Officer, Cristina Jimenez.

MMC has achieved straight A's by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the USA health care system, and is one of only 59 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

Shore Medical Center, in Somers Point, received its seventh consecutive A grade for meeting high safety standards and patient safety protocols. "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Mercy Medical Center - Clinton for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first". The grades are derived from 27 measures of publicly available hospital-safety data for more than 2,600 USA hospitals. It is calculated by patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public, according to the release.

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