LEONARDTOWN, Md. – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has been awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, recognizing the hospital’s superior efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms among those they are treating.
“Patient safety is our top priority. Our associates work tirelessly to create a safe environment for those trusted in our care,” said Christine R. Wray, president of MedStar St. Mary’s.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like MedStar St. Mary’s that focus on advancing patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region. Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
MedStar St. Mary’s was one of 855 facilities across the U.S. awarded an “A” in the Fall 2018 update of grades. Visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org to learn more.