Mount Auburn Hospital gets top ranking, one of 844 in U.S., from Leapfrog Group
From the Leapfrog Group, Dec. 13, 2016: Mount Auburn Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to get an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“We are committed to our patient’s safety and well-being here at Mount Auburn Hospital,” said Jeanette Clough, president and chief executive of Mount Auburn Hospital. “Providing a safe experience is our first priority, and it is an honor to be recognized with an ‘A’ in this important category.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit founded in 200 by large employers and other buyers of health care, focused on the quality and safety of U.S. health providers. Its hospital survey assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by patient safety professionals, peer-reviewed, transparent and free to the public at hospitalsafetygrade.org.
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and chief executive of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”