Good Samaritan receives “A” for excellence in Spring 2018 Leapfrog hospital safety grades
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital was recently recognized as one of 11 hospitals in Washington to receive an “A” in the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, demonstrating the highest commitment to patient safety and reducing avoidable harm, including hospital acquired infections, errors, and accidents.
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 April 24. Known as the “gold standard” of patient safety ratings, Leapfrog rates and assigns A, B, C, D or F grades to approximately 2,500 general hospitals across the country.
“As a team, we are extremely proud of this achievement because it demonstrates the commitment across our organization to the safety of our patients,” says Chris Bredeson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Good Samaritan. “We work hard every day to provide the best care for the residents of East Pierce County and this is a great validation of our efforts and the quality of services we provide.”
Good Samaritan was one of 750 hospitals nationwide awarded an "A" for its efforts in protecting patients from harm, and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
"This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections and injuries," said 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."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses an expert panel to determine 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades twice per year. The results are peer-reviewed.
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