Published : Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 6:21 PM
In a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades announcement Tuesday, the group listed Huntington Hospital among 750 hospitals awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
The Safety Grade is an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on rates of medical errors, infections and other harm to patients.
“We are honored to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group, once again, for providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Lori J. Morgan, President and CEO of Huntington Hospital. “This achievement is a direct result of the hard work and compassionate care of our nurses, physicians and staff who have all dedicated themselves to putting quality and patient safety above all other concerns.”
Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said the Safety Grade is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors infections, and injuries.
“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,” Binder said.
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of hospital safety data to assign grades to about 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Leapfrog Group says the report is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Huntington Hospital’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Huntington Hospital is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report.
For more information, visit www.huntingtonhospital.org.