LewisGale Hospital Alleghany received an “A” for patient safety in Leapfrog’s fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores. The hospital was graded on how well it protected patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.
The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating 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.
Only 31 percent of the more than 2,500 hospitals scored nationwide received the highest grade possible.
“We strive every day to provide our patients with high-quality care and that includes making patient safety a top priority,” Charlotte Tyson, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany. “Our recent patient safety score is a reflection of that commitment and the dedication of our nurses, physicians and staff.”
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.
For more information about the scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.