December 14, 2020 — Today Englewood Health was awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This recognition comes less than a week after Englewood Health was named ‘Pandemic Hero of the Year’ by The Leapfrog Group.
“The entire team at Englewood Health takes great pride in receiving an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for consistently putting patient care first,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “This recognition speaks to our primary goal of providing an exceptional experience to our patients.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“At Englewood Health we aim to meet each patient’s individual needs as both as an inpatient and in transition of care after discharge. Earning The Leapfrog Group ‘A’ grade speaks to the dedication of our entire staff to ensuring our patients have the best possible outcomes,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and healthcare workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Englewood Health. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. healthcare system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D,’ or ‘F’ to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients.
To see Englewood Health’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.