National Recognition Distinguishes Hospital for Achievements in Patient Safety
April 30, 2020 — Today, Englewood Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in providing safe health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
“As a team, we are committed to taking a safe and individualized approach to caring for all inpatients, and optimizing transitions of care after discharge,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health. “Earning an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group speaks to the dedication of our entire staff to ensuring our patients have the best possible outcomes.”
The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country, updated every six months, assessing how well each hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“Receiving an ‘A’ grade reflects the dedication of the Englewood Health team to put patient safety first,” says Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “As we hold ourselves to the highest standards of both quality and safety, our goal now, more than ever, is to provide an exceptional experience. This is made possible through the commitment of our providers, nurses, and the entire healthcare team.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Englewood Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are available to the public. To see Englewood Hospital’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.