National Recognition Distinguishes Hospital for Achievements in Patient Safety
November 7, 2019 — Englewood Hospital today earned an ‘A’ in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing its commitment to protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harmful circumstances to patients in their care.
“Patient safety and quality remain our top priorities,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health. “As a team, we are committed to treating patients using state-of-the-art technology, taking an individualized approach, and providing ongoing care after patients leave the hospital. Receiving an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group speaks to the dedication of our entire staff to ensuring our patients have the best possible outcomes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data 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 freely available to the public.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level—from clinicians, to administrators, to the board of directors—and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this ‘A.’”
To see Englewood Hospital’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization, driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.