Columbus Community Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety
Community Hospital (CCH) has again been recognized for its commitment to
patient safety with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital
Group is a national nonprofit organization that collects and reports
information on more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. Their safety score
rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors,
accidents, injuries and infections.
Group assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their records of patient
safety. CCH has earned an “A” grade for seven consecutive scoring cycles,
maintaining a “Straight A” record. According to The Leapfrog Group, this is the
nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.
“Our ‘A’ rating is indicative of the strong culture of patient
safety at Columbus Community Hospital,” said Nicole Blaser, director of Quality Improvement. “Receiving an ‘A’
rating means our hospital is among the top hospitals in the country at
preventing medical errors, infections and injuries. Our employees put
patient safety first every day.”
CCH president and CEO, said patient safety is one of the most important components
of quality health care.
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.”
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.
information on CCH’s grade or to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying
safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.