Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) has been recognized for its commitment to patient safety with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade, which twice a year rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is the fourth consecutive “A” since 2015.
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
An “A” is one of the most significant honors a hospital can achieve and one of the most important indicators of patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give consumers information they can use to ensure the highest level of safety during a hospital visit.
“At all levels of care, we are committed to providing our patients with an extraordinary patient experience,” says Donna Doherty, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “The Leapfrog recognition highlights the exceptional work that our nurses, physicians, hospital staff, and volunteers do every day to ensure great patient outcomes in a safe environment.
In addition to BID-Plymouth, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton received an “A” in the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade as well.
“BID-Plymouth strives to be a leader in providing compassionate, safely delivered care. We are delighted that The Leapfrog Group has affirmed our efforts by giving us an “A” grade for the second year in a row,” said Judy VanTilburg, RN, Senior Director, Quality and Patient Safety, BID-Plymouth.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 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.
To see BID-Plymouth’s full score and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
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