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Stafford Hospital Awarded 'A' Rating from The Leapfrog Group

Stafford Hospital Awarded 'A' Rating from The Leapfrog Group

Stafford Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fifth consecutive rating period in which Stafford Hospital has received an ‘A’ grade. The designation recognizes Stafford Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers. The Safety Grade assigns ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“We are proud to have been recognized for our safety measures, principles, and culture to keep all patients, visitors, and staff safe at Stafford Hospital,” said Cathy Yablonski, Vice President and Administrator of Stafford Hospital. “Patient safety is our highest priority and is essential to our commitment of providing quality care to our community.”

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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.