“An ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group is a wonderful way to celebrate both Nurses Week and Hospital Week,” says Eric Leroux MD, MBA, Chief Quality Officer, Vice President, Quality and Process Improvement, Eisenhower Health. “It underscores Eisenhower’s commitment and dedication to ensuring the safety of our patients across the continuum of care.”
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, accidents, injuries 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Eisenhower Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see Eisenhower Health’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.