Archbold Earns ‘A’ for Patient Safety

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In a recent nationwide report known as the Hospital Safety Score, The Leapfrog Group awarded Archbold Memorial Hospital a grade of ‘A’ for the hospital’s performance based on patient outcomes from this year’s publically reported data leading up to August 31, 2015.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization that focuses on driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system, uses a grading system of A, B, C, D and F to rate hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Archbold Memorial Hospital earned an ‘A’ in the national ratings program, which is a testament to the hospital’s strong commitment to patient safety.

“Archbold’s A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of the clinicians and staff to protect patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement. Together, those performance measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The Hospital Safety Score includes 28 publically reported measures of safety including inpatient injuries, infections and medical and medication errors.

“Our patients trust our team of physicians and clinicians to provide high quality and safe care to every patient every time,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold president and CEO. “It’s very rewarding to be awarded an ‘A’ grade for the efforts of our staff to make the quality of care and safety of our patients our top priority. I’m very proud of our team.”