CHI Memorial received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes CHI Memorial’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Patient safety and high-quality care are at the forefront of what we do everyday,” shared Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial. “Our dedicated physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers work together to ensure our patients have the best possible outcomes when they choose us for their medical care.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of CHI Memorial for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see CHI Memorial’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.