May 3, 2023 — Englewood Health has received its 20th ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade, from The Leapfrog Group, for spring 2023. The ‘A’ rating is a national distinction that Englewood Health has achieved repeatedly since 2012, when The Leapfrog Group—an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system—first introduced the hospital safety grade.
“We are proud to receive an ‘A’ rating once again from The Leapfrog Group,” says Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “Up and down the line, our team prioritizes patient safety. It is our team’s commitment to high quality and effective care that has allowed us to be recognized with a top safety grade over the last ten years.”
“At Englewood Health, we continuously establish and refine systems that ensure our patients are safe throughout our hospital,” says Tina Bloemer, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM, vice president for quality at Englewood Health. “We are pleased to see this work recognized by The Leapfrog Group with yet another ‘A’ grade.”
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grade shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible.”
The Leapfrog Group updates hospital safety grades twice annually, in the spring and fall. To see Englewood Health’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in hospitals, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.