Accolade celebrates achievements in preventing harm, errors
Bellin Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Bellin’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. This is Bellin’s ninth consecutive Leapfrog Safety “A.”
“Patient safety is at the heart of what we do, and I can’t say enough about our extraordinary care teams and culture of improvement that help us protect our patients while delivering excellent care,” said Bellin Health President & CEO Chris Woleske. “At Bellin, we like to say ‘team is how we get things done’ — and our 9 consecutive Leapfrog Safety ‘A’s reflects the importance of teamwork.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see Bellin Hospital’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, Facebook, and via its newsletter.