Adena Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Adena’s success in meeting its commitment to protect patients from harm and error in the hospital. Among Ohio’s 120 hospitals rated, only 44 hospitals received a top grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to hospitals based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public to view at HospitalSafetyGrade.org. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“With the receipt of a second consecutive ‘A’ grade in hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to Zero Harm in a Safety First culture at Adena,” said Dr. Kirk Tucker, chief clinical officer. “Statistics show that patients who receive their hospital care at an A-rated facility have a 30 percent less chance of dying from preventable causes than a B-rated facility, a 50 percent less chance than at a C-rated facility and a 90 percent less chance than at a D-rated facility. This top letter grade carries significant importance for the communities that trust us with their care. I want to thank every physician, advanced practice provider and caregiver for their commitment to this calling in making us one of the best in the nation for patient safety. Our patients, friends and family deserve top level care and we take great pride in delivering on clinical excellence.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions.
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Submitted by Jason Gilham, communications manager, Adena Health System.