Jefferson Health Hospitals Earn Passing Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog
PHILADELPHIA —Jefferson Health hospitals received high marks across the enterprise from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Five of the health system’s hospitals were assigned “A” grades in patient safety for Fall 2018. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades evaluate hospitals nationwide on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.
“Jefferson continues to receive widespread recognition for being an outstanding healthcare organization because of our constant dedication to providing safe and high quality care,” said Bruce Meyer, MD, MBA, President of Jefferson Health. “Many of these surveys help us to identify opportunities for improvement and serve to keep us focused on what we do well and how we can do even better.”
The following Jefferson Health hospitals earned an “A” grade:
- Abington – Jefferson Health
- Abington – Lansdale Hospital
- Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
- Jefferson Stratford Hospital
- Jefferson Methodist Hospital
Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital received “B” grades. Jefferson Health is committed to making every patient experience across all of its hospitals one that is consistently of high quality, safety and convenience. Leapfrog ratings are just one of Jefferson Health’s tools to drive improvement in important areas of patient safety.
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
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