Providencewas awarded an ‘A’in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Providence’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
Karen Orr, RN, MSN, MBA, CMSRN, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Medical Center, said, “Receiving an “A” for Patient Safety reflects our commitment to ensure all patients receive quality care at our facility.” She added, “We are so proud of our staff and physicians. They provide excellent care with great compassion to people in our community.”
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Providence Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Other notable awards received by Providence include being named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list in 2020 and achieving the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™.
Providence was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Providence’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.