Wellington Regional Medical Center has been named an ‘A’ hospital for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Wellington Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit 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, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are thrilled to be rated as an ‘A’ hospital by the Leapfrog Group,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional Medical Center. “Patient safety is the top priority for Wellington Regional and earning an ‘A’ rating by one of the nation’s premier review organizations is an indication of the hospital commitment to providing the highest quality care possible.”
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.
“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.”