November 21, 2022
Three TriHealth hospitals - Good Samaritan, Bethesda Butler and McCullough-Hyde - were each awarded "A" safety grades in the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Bethesda North Hospital received a "B" safety grade for this reporting period, narrowly missing out on the highest rating.
Continuing our system's journey to become a High Reliability Organization, TriHealth hospitals were recognized for our efforts to prioritize protecting patients and team members from harm. As a system, TriHealth once again received the most "A" grades in Cincinnati, outpacing other local healthcare systems. Nationally, only 30% of all hospitals achieve "A" ratings.
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, awarded these two hospitals with "A" grades based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 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, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 3,000 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 www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.