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Published on May 01, 2014

Annie Penn Hospital Earns an “A” in Latest Leapfrog Quality Report

 

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honors Annie Penn Hospital with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

“Every employee at Annie Penn Hospital takes pride in the quality of the healthcare we deliver,” says Cone Health Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations and Annie Penn Hospital President Mickey Foster. “We work very hard to prevent infections, falls, errors and accidents. This “A” is a reward for the great strides we are making.”

“Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital, because errors and infections are common and deadly,” says The Leapfrog Group President & CEO Leah Binder. “No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the Board, clinicians, administration, and staff of Annie Penn Hospital for achieving an “A” and showing us that you made the well-being of your patients your top priority.”  

Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, 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. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in spring 2014, with about 32 percent receiving an “A” grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, and its website offers a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades.

The Leapfrog rating is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

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