Reid Health earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
Nov. 15, 2023 -- Reid Health has earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.
Leapfrog assigns a letter grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
"Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do," said Vinay Bhooma, MD, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Reid Health. "It's wonderful to see all of our staff's hard work and the high level of care they provide recognized nationally."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated annually in the fall and spring.
"Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do. It's wonderful to see all of our staff's hard work and the high level of care they provide recognized nationally." -- Vinay Bhooma, MD, Reid Health Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
"Earning an 'A' Grade means Reid Health made a true commitment to put patients first," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We congratulate the leadership, board, clinicians, staff, and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement."
To see Reid's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and 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.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow The Leapfrog Group on X and Facebook and sign up for their newsletter.