LewisGale Hospital Alleghany recently received the highest grade possible from a national patient safety organization, ranking the hospital as one of the nation’s safest when it comes to protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
The “A” rating for patient safety was awarded to LewisGale Hospital Alleghany by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. Only 31 percent of the more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide that received The Hospital Safety Score earned the highest grade.
“Delivering the highest levels of quality care to patients begins and ends with a relentless, focused commitment to patient safety,” says Charlotte Tyson, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. “We’re honored that our recent patient safety score from this nationally recognized patient safety organization reflects our nurses’, physicians’ and staff’s dedication to their patients and their continued success protecting those patients.”
The Hospital Safety Score – the gold standard for rating patient safety compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts – uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an A, B, C, D or F grade that represents a hospital’s overall capacity to protect patients from preventable harm.
For more information about the scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.