Anne Arundel Medical Center and Doctors Community Hospital, part of the newly formed Luminis Health system, are meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S., according to The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade report out this November.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually. The grade is becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources to produce a single letter grade. The grade represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Its methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.
With the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, The Leapfrog Group aims to educate and encourage consumers to consider safety when selecting a hospital for themselves or their families. The report provides data and research to help patients make informed decisions about a critical aspect of their hospital stay – safety.
For details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.