Hillcrest Hospital Claremore Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Hillcrest Hospital Claremore Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Hillcrest Hospital Claremore is one of only 10 hospitals in the state to receive an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.

The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“I am extremely proud of our ‘A’ grade which reflects the continuous efforts of Hillcrest Claremore employees and physicians to ensure patients receive safe, high-quality care,” said David Chaussard, chief executive officer of the hospital. “It is a testament to our commitment to improve the lives of every patient, every day.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Hillcrest Claremore that focus on advancing patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region. Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

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 grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer reviewed and fully transparent. Results are free to the public.

Hillcrest Claremore was one of 855 across the United States awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2018 update of grades. To see the hospital’s full grade details, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

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