Nationally Recognized Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A - Straight A's 2016 to 2018.We are pleased to announce that Grand View Health has earned its sixth “A” in a row for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group.

According to the Leapfrog Group—an organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers—Grand View was one of 750 hospitals awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

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 to patients in their care. Receiving this honor six consecutive times is particularly noteworthy.

“Our sixth consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group is a recognition that we so proudly receive at Grand View Health. As our community continues to rely on our physicians, caregivers and employees for quality healthcare services, we will continue to keep excellence and safety at the forefront of everything we do,” said Jean M. Keeler, JD, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Grand View Health.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Grand View Health’s full grade details, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.