Jordan Hospital Receives an "A" for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score
PLYMOUTH, MA—Jordan Hospital has been honored with an “A” grade in the fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts to reduce preventable harm and medical errors,” says Judy Van Tilburg, senior director of quality and safety at Jordan Hospital. “At Jordan Hospital, we are always seeking how to best improve and deliver patient care. This score reflects the extraordinary efforts underway at Jordan Hospital and provides patients an opportunity to feel confident in choosing Jordan Hospital for their care.”
“As patients begin to take a more active role in selecting where to receive health care, it has never been more important to focus on hospital safety and transparency. The ‘A’ hospitals, including Jordan Hospital are helping us to raise the standards of health care nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “We offer our congratulations and hope the hospital will continue to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.”
To see Jordan Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this fall. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
About Jordan Hospital
Jordan Hospital is a not-for-profit organization serving 12-towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Established in 1901, Jordan Hospital is a full service, 155-bed, acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission the Commission of Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists; the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology. For more information, visit www.jordanhospital.org/. On January 1, 2014, Jordan Hospital becomes Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and joins the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals.
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360