Huntington Hospital Gets ‘C’ for Safety

Huntington Hospital received a “C” in a patient safety survey done by a nonprofit consortium looking at hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, accidents, injuries or infections.

The Leapfrog Group released its safety grades Tuesday, finding that hospitals overall have improved. Leapfrog gave A, B, C, D and F letter grades to roughly 2,500 general and acute care hospitals across the U.S. The bi-annual survey incorporates 27 measures to produce the grades, incorporating metrics like each hospitals’ leadership structures and systems, staffing, culture, hygiene, communication, responsiveness and safety practices.

Of the roughly 2,500 hospitals, 30 percent earned an “A,” 28 percent earned a “B,” 35 percent a “C,” 6 percent a “D” and 1 percent an “F.”

The Leapfrog Group describes itself as  a nonprofit consortium of major companies and other large public and private health care purchasers that collectively provide health benefits to more than 37 million Americans in all 50 states. Launched in November 2000, the Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program supported by member organizations along with the Business Roundtable, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other organizations.

 

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