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OhioHealth has announced that seven OhioHealth hospitals achieved the highest A rating in the Leapfrog Spring 2021 hospital safety grades, the only hospital rating system focused exclusively on safety.
Those hospitals include OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your communities should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but these OhioHealth hospitals show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
More than 2,700 hospitals were graded by the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog organization on 27 publicly available safety measures including medication errors, infection rate, maternity care, critical care, complex adult surgery, and elective outpatient surgery. Twice a year, in the spring and fall, the Leapfrog group assigns letter grades A through F based on a commitment to patient safety and a reduction of avoidable harm. Helping consumers protect themselves and their family members from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections is an important part of the grade.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.