Shore Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Shore Medical Center’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“Earning our 12th consecutive ‘A’ rating for quality and safety is the result of the hard work and commitment of our entire organization, from clinical and support staff to our leadership team and Board of Trustees,” said Valerie DeJoseph, Administrative Director of Quality, Medical Staff Services and Regulatory. ”We are extremely proud of all of our Shore Healthcare Heroes who dedicate themselves every day to provide the highest level of quality and safe care to our community.”
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Shore Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Shore Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. This marks the 12th consecutive rating period in which Shore has received this ‘A’ grade. Shore is the only hospital in the region to achieve this extremely high level of consistent excellence in quality and safety. To see Shore Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.