The latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has once again received an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“Our superior ranking is a direct correlation to our dedication to patient safety,” said EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark Peters. “The culture we strive for here at East Jefferson General Hospital is one that puts patients first and foremost in everything we do. This “A” proves that our team members put that into action on a daily basis. We owe a great deal to our staff that helps make this lofty goal a well-grounded reality.”
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. 844 hospitals received the “A” grade.
To see EJGH’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.