Huntington Hospital Earns ‘A’ for Safety From Leapfrog

Dr. Lori Morgan
Dr. Lori Morgan

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Huntington Hospital was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“We are proud to be recognized by Leapfrog with an ‘A’ grade in patient safety,” said Dr. Lori Morgan, president and CEO of Huntington Hospital. “We remain committed to excellence in quality and patient safety and are grateful to the caring nurses, compassionate physicians and professional staff who made this achievement possible.”
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of Huntington Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Huntington Hospital’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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