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May 21, 2019 – Mission Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes MRMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. 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, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
“Earning an A grade from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score is a great honor,” said Kane Dawson, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center. “We strive to maintain the highest national standards for patient safety day in and day out. Our medical team’s commitment to patient safety represents our inherent dedication to
MRMC was one of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Spring 2019 update of grades and has received an A rating twice consecutively. To see MRMC’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.