PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital was awarded an 'A' in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Huntington Hospital's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' or 'F' grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
"It's my pleasure to share with you that Huntington Hospital has received another A safety grade from the Leapfrog Group, the gold standard in patient safety," said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Huntington Hospital. "This is the 5th consecutive A grade we have achieved, a true testament to our ongoing dedication to safe and excellent care."
"'A' hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A."
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.
Huntington Hospital was awarded an 'A' grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Huntington Hospital's full grade details, learn how employers can help, and 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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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 Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.org, is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in four specialties by U.S. News and World Report and five consecutive "A's" in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Learn more about us at www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter @huntingtonnews.
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