CCH Received "A" Grade by The Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) has again been recognized for its commitment to patient safety with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Score.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that collects and reports information on more than 2,500 hospitals across the country. Their safety score rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their records of patient safety. CCH has earned an “A” grade for six consecutive scoring cycles, maintaining a “Straight A” record. According to The Leapfrog Group, this is the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.
“At Columbus Community Hospital, safety is our number one priority,” said Nicole Blaser, director of Quality Improvement. “We are continually working to create a culture of safety, helping to protect our patients and their families from errors, injuries and infections. I’m very proud of the hard work our nurses, physicians and staff put in each day to make sure our patients receive high quality care in a safe environment.”
Mike Hansen, CCH president and CEO, said patient safety is one of the most important components of quality health care.
“We understand what matters most to patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it our highest priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” Hansen said. “Columbus Community Hospital is proud to be recognized with a ‘Straight A’ grade by The Leapfrog Group. The award recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade system uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D or F grades to hospitals. These grades are calculated by patient safety experts and are peer-reviewed and shared with the public. The grades were developed by Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel and are released twice a year.
For more information on CCH’s grade or to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.