Shore Medical Center achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the ninth consecutive rating period in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.
“There is nothing more important at Shore Medical Center than the safety of our patients,” says Valerie DeJoseph, Administrative Director of Quality and Regulatory at Shore Medical Center. “From physicians and nurses to our environmental services staff and volunteers, every single member of our team is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety when it comes to our patients. Our ninth consecutive ‘A’ grade in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade perfectly illustrates that commitment.”
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 the 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.
“Shore Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Shore Medical Center’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To see more details on Shore Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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.