Reid Health receives an ‘A’ for Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Reid Health was awarded an 'A'in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
The Safety Grade is a
letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated
every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and
other harms to patients. "As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic,
our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere
for their tremendous dedication," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The
Leapfrog Group. "We hope this 'A' helps to thank the people who work for Reid
Health. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has
been extraordinary in our country's time of need."
Jennifer Ehlers, Reid
Health Vice President/Chief Quality Officer, said the Reid Health team is
"exemplary" in managing quality and safety, including during the challenges of
the COVID-19 pandemic. "Excellence, quality and safety are guiding principles
for us at all times. We also appreciate the patience, understanding and
cooperation of our patients and families with increased precautions in these
more trying times."
Developed under the
guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog
Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 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.
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 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. 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.