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MHHS Earns an “A” Leapfrog Score

Posted on November 24, 2021

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Scores an “A” in Hospital Safety

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“I am very proud of our team and the Leapfrog Grade ‘A’ rating. While we all know healthcare has been very challenging over the past two years, Morristown-Hamblen remains committed to quality care for our community. We are dedicated to providing the best care in the years to come,” said Gordon Lintz, president and chief administrative officer. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer‐reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Morristown-Hamblen for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest‐value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, a member of Covenant Health, is a 167-bed hospital and serves residents throughout the eight county area. The hospital offers comprehensive medical care with six Centers of Excellence, including the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, Women’s Center, Breast Center, Morristown Regional Cancer Center, Outpatient Surgery Center and Emergency and Critical Care Center. Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s 120-year heritage reflects a patient-focused approach with a commitment to integrity, quality, and service to our communities.