April 29, 2021 — Englewood Hospital was awarded an “A” grade in hospital safety today, as The Leapfrog Group released its Spring 2021 safety grades. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in providing safe health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization dedicated to health care quality and safety.
“We are proud to receive this national recognition from The Leapfrog Group,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “The primary goal at Englewood Hospital is to provide each patient with an exceptional experience. This is accomplished through the commitment of our entire healthcare team to hold ourselves to the highest standards of both quality and safety.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Englewood Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer reviewed, and the results are available to the public. To see Englewood Health’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.