DENVER, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were recently announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Porter Adventist Hospital once again earned an "A," accomplishing the difficult task of being awarded Straight "A's" since the inception of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012. Porter is one of 72 hospitals out of over 2,600 across the country to attain this honor.
"We are very proud to have scored an A on this important safety measure," said Madhu Mallela, Porter Hospital Director of Quality. "We encourage consumers to use all available tools and resources at their disposal to identify which health care provider is right for them, such as talking with friends and family and consulting with doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Leapfrog is just one of many important tools consumers can use when making value-based health decisions."
"Earning Straight A's in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to a hospital's ongoing vigilance and commitment to patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We thank Porter Hospital for being an example of excellence in preventing harm to patients, and urge you to continue championing patient safety."
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F 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.
To see Porter Hospital's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
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