Delta County Memorial Hospital was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety. Delta County Memorial Hospital was one of seven Colorado hospitals to receive an "A" score. A total of 33 Colorado hospitals participated in the Leapfrog program in 2011.
"We are pleased that Leap Frog has recognized Delta County Memorial Hospital for our high safety outcomes, which have also been validated thought CMS Medicare Core Measures and National Patient Safety Standards. Our physicians and hospital staff work diligently every day to provide great care to our patients," said John Mitchell, hospital administrator.
"It's The Leapfrog Group's goal to give patients the information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We congratulate the hospitals that earned an 'A' and we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highest scores for putting patient safety first."
To see Delta County Memorial Hospital's scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafety
score.org, the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.blog comments powered by Disqus