Columbus Community Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) has again been recognized for its commitment to patient safety with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their records of patient safety and how well the hospital protects patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Their Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D or F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. The results are free to the public and are released twice per year.
CCH has earned an “A” grade for nine consecutive scoring cycles, maintaining a “Straight A” record. According to The Leapfrog Group, this is the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.
“Patient safety has always been – and will continue to be – our top priority. That is why we are so honored to have received another A grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group,” said Mike Hansen, CCH president and CEO, “This is a testament to our team and their commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients.”