Beloit Memorial Hospital has earned an “A” for providing safe and high quality care to its patients from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. With this distinction, Beloit Memorial Hospital joins an elite list of hospitals across the country that are providing the highest quality of patient care.
“Keeping patients safe is part of Beloit Health System’s commitment to provide the highest quality care,” says Tim McKevett, President and CEO. “We are focused on delivering quality healthcare in a caring and safe environment and this award validates our commitment by placing Beloit Memorial Hospital among the best in nation.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals based on their commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
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 Beloit Memorial Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
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.
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