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CRMC nationally recognized with ‘A’ LeapFrog safety grade

Clark Regional Medical Center was awarded an A grade in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients.

“We are very pleased to receive this high mark for the fourth consecutive time and feel it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and medical staff,” Barbara Kinder, chief clinical officer of Clark Regional Medical Center, said. “We take seriously our responsibility to provide high-quality, safe and compassionate care to all who enter our facility year-round and will continue to look for ways that we can even further improve the care we provide and the overall patient experience.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 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.

“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Clark Regional Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

To see Clark Regional Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.