Wellington Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Wellington Regional’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“We are thrilled to be rated as an ‘A’ hospital by The Leapfrog Group,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional Medical Center. “Patient safety remains the top priority for Wellington Regional and earning an ‘A’ rating by one of the nation’s premier review organizations is an indication of our team’s commitment to providing the highest quality care possible. The rating signifies that Wellington Regional is among the safest hospitals for patients in the nation.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Wellington Regional shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.