Achieves ‘Straight A’ status by earning 5 top grades in a row
Bellin Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Bellin’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The designation earns Bellin ‘Straight A’ status, an honor conferred to hospitals that have earned at least 5 consecutive fall safety grade ‘A’s.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Nothing is more important than keeping our patients safe, and those efforts have taken on even more importance as we continue to care for all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chris Woleske, Bellin Health president and CEO. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate in this area, relying on employee expertise, education and the latest in medical technology to help us ensure our patients have the best, safest experience possible.”
Added Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group:
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and healthcare workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19. This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Bellin Hospital.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.
Bellin Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Bellin’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.