Clark Regional Medical Center gets an ‘A’
Published 11:17 am Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Clark Regional Medical Center received an “A” in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction, recognizing the Winchester hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“The last 12 months have been very difficult on everyone, including our health care heroes at Clark Regional Medical Center,” Matt Smith, CEO of CRMC said. “To be recognized for a sixth consecutive quarter as a Leapfrog ‘A’ winner is very impressive. I am so proud of our entire team. Their continued dedication and resolve to our patients were on display before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and will continue to be so in the future. They have epitomized quality care close to home. Please join me in congratulating them!”
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“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Clark Regional Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.
Clark Regional Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see Clark Regional Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.