Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes LCMH’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Receiving an improved ‘A’ Grade Hospital Safety Score further validates our commitment to the quality and safety of our patients and is a significant milestone on our journey toward High Reliability,” said John Hanlon, MD, MMM, President and CEO of LCMH. “My vision is to keep quality and safety at the forefront of all that we do and continue these efforts, providing high quality care for our patients and community.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. To see LCMH’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.