Derry, NH (November 8, 2018) – Parkland Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, marking a fourth consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade for the hospital. The designation recognizes Parkland Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Parkland has received an “A” grade Hospital Safety Score in six of the seven past grades and for four consecutive grades.
“Being recognized as a Grade ‘A’ national top performer in patient safety for a fourth consecutive term reflects our staff’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of safety and extraordinary care for our patients each day,” said Jeff Scionti, CEO of Parkland Medical Center. “As part of our ongoing commitment to excellence, our physicians and staff continuously implement best practices to ensure our patients receive safe, high quality care.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national 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, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Parkland Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Parkland Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Parkland Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.