Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Receives an A for Patient Safety
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“We are delighted to have received this high rating from The Leapfrog Group,” said Mike Ashby, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. “The Leapfrog rating validates and confirms the hard work of our entire staff in striving to provide the safest, most effective level of care that we can. Our patients can be assured that we take very seriously the confidence they place in us to provide safe, patient-centered care, consistently and reliably.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Sentara Martha Jefferson’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.