Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System was one of 750 hospitals to receive an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Scores, ranking the hospital among the safest in the U.S.
“I am proud of the hard work and dedication from our team that lead to the Leapfrog – Grade A designation,” said Gordon Lintz, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System president and chief administrative officer. “Leapfrog is validation from an outside agency that we are making a difference in the lives of the patients we serve.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization focused on the quality and safety of American health care. The group’s Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their records of patient safety, to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Scores are calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
The Leapfrog Safety Scores are one resource for patients and consumers to find information related to hospital care, and Methodist uses feedback from publicly available reports to help continually review safety standards.
“As with any honor such as this, it is the teamwork of our employees, volunteers and medical staff that make it possible,” continued Lintz. “At Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, along with all our Covenant Health sister affiliates, our goal is to always put the patient first and pursue excellence in everything we do.”
To see the full scores and to access patient tips related to hospital safety, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.