A Washington, D.C. Based organization that aims to improve health care quality and safety for people has given Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital an A grade for patient safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety report examines how hospitals and other health care providers protect patient infections, injuries, accidents and errors.
"We are very pleased with this high mark, which places us among the top tier of hospitals across the country when it comes to patient safety".
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to approximately 2,500 US hospitals twice per year.
The "A" rating shows shows that Medical City Weatherford is meeting critical requirements of care and exceeding them, said Medical City Weatherford Community and Public Relations Director Holly Yarborough in a Tuesday interview.
While most of the UPMC Pinnacle properties did well overall, the safety grade report on UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle showed the hospital performed below average in a number of areas, including surgical site infection after colon surgery, problems with surgery including serious breathing issues and unsafe blood clots, prevention practices including doctors ordering medication through a computer, patient fall safety, communication with doctors and staffing specially trained doctors for ICU patients.
Grades were flat for the region's remaining hospitals: Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital retained a C, while Bayfront Health Port Charlotte stayed at the D level.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center received an "A" grade and was rarely below average in any of the safety measures, often scoring average or above average. Grades are awarded to about 2,500 hospital across the United States twice a year.
"We are always aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers". "Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have definitely spurred these improvement efforts".
New findings in a national study of hospital safety suggest that hospitals are reducing avoidable deaths from errors and infections. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). "This is a milestone for Florida Hospital West Florida Division, and one that we could not have achieved without the commitment and dedication of our employees", said Schultz.