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Hendrick among 855 U.S. hospitals awarded ‘A’ for patient safety

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Hendrick among 855 U.S. hospitals awarded ‘A’ for patient safety
Hendrick Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety GradeThe designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the nation. Hendrick Medical Center was one of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades.

The Leapfrog Group, a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Hendrick Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region. Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.” 

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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.