Deaconess receives 'A' safety grade

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, gave Deaconess Midtown and Deaconess Gateway an “A” grade for safety.

The hospitals were just two of the 832 hospitals which received the “A” grade nationwide.

“Deaconess Health System takes its role as a trusted community health care provider very seriously,” says Dr. James Porter, president of Deaconess Health System. “As such, the organization places great emphasis on patient safety throughout the entire continuum of care. Observation, education, and continuous monitoring serve as three key elements for ensuring patient safety. The ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog serves as a symbol to our staff and community that we continue to put patient safety first.”

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management, and staff of Deaconess for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”

To see more details on the grades, click here.

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(This story was originally published November 1, 2017)


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