The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Park Ridge Health is one of 832 hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“Park Ridge Health understands safety is the highest priority for every person who comes to us for care. We take that trust in us very seriously by keeping patient safety first and foremost in every aspect of care we provide,” said Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health President and CEO. “To have The Leapfrog Group, one of the leading resources patients turn to for care ratings as they are making their care choices, once again award us with an “A” grade is a significant honor.”
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Park Ridge Health for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Park Ridge Health’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.