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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Receives an 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog's Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

October 28, 2015

An announcement released nationally on October 28, 2015 by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Roxborough Memorial Hospital earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

"We are honored to receive recognition as a top performer in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group", said Peter Adamo, Chief Executive Officer, Roxborough Memorial Hospital. "This recognition comes on the heels of our hospital recently being awarded the In Safe Hands Award by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania for our efforts in advancing patient safety. The Leapfrog Group's recognition is a further testament to our physicians and staff who work every day to give the very best care to the patients in the Roxborough community".

"Roxborough Memorial Hospital's A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. "Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe, and we urge Roxborough Memorial Hospital and all other A hospitals to preserve and renew your commitment to safety year after year."

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 hospitals receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review their hospital's past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see Roxborough Memorial Hospital's full score visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook.

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