FOUR YEARS IN A ROW! Eisenhower Receives 'A' for Patient Safety!
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Eisenhower Health was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“Delivering safe, high quality patient care is Eisenhower Health’s commitment to our community,” says Christine Johnstone MHA, MSN, RN, PHN, Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement, Eisenhower Health. “We are proud to have received an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for a fourth consecutive year. To be recognized by an organization with the toughest industry standards for quality and safety, transparency and continuous improvement in healthcare systems is an honor. It underscores the dedication and hard work our physicians, nurses, leadership and staff and demonstrate each and every day.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Eisenhower Health’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.