Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Hugh Chatham’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Earning an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Paul Hammes, CEO of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. “It validates the efforts of so many across our entire team who continuously strive to improve patient care. Hugh Chatham is nationally recognized for clinical quality and patient safety, and this latest milestone not only underscores our vision to be the best community hospital in the nation, but also reflects that care and compassion that we strive to provide every day.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.
Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
Hugh Chatham was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog announced grades for the Fall 2019 update. To see Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital’s full grade detail, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.