October 31, 2017
TriHealth’s Bethesda Butler, Bethesda North and McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital earned a grade of ‘A’ for patient safety in the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Survey released early today. The same three hospitals all earned ‘A’ Grades from Leapfrog in their April 2017 bi-annual safety grades.
TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital earned a ‘B’ safety grade. TriHealth Evendale did not have enough publically reported data to generate a Safety Grade.
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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.
“Quality care and patient safety is part of our organizational fabric at TriHealth,” said Kevin Joseph, MD Chief Medical Officer at TriHealth. “Patient Safety is a critical component of our outstanding care. Our entire medical staff and every team member work diligently to ensure that our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible. We will continue to build upon this success and seek to continually improve patient safety across our system.”
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and the team members at these three hospitals for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Scores are based on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey as well as performance measures from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.