08 November, 2019
For the third consecutive reporting period, four TriHealth hospitals - Bethesda North, Bethesda Butler, Good Samaritan, and McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital – were each awarded the highest rating for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the nation’s highest safety standards, according to the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. As a system, TriHealth again received the most "A" grades in the Cincinnati region, outpacing other local healthcare systems.
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, awarded these four hospitals with "A" grades based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
This is the eighth survey in a row Bethesda North Hospital has received an "A" for safety. Good Samaritan Hospital has earned an “A” safety grade for the sixth time in the last eight rating periods, while McCullough-Hyde has earned their seventh consecutive “A” safety grade on this most recent report. Bethesda Butler Hospital earned their sixth consecutive “A” for the safety ratings period. TriHealth Evendale Hospital was not eligible to participate in the Leapfrog survey due to insufficient volume. Nationally, only 30% of all hospitals achieve "A" ratings.
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. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
No surprise in the quality and safety that these hospitals provide
Posted by: Kim Blanton on 13 November, 2019