Philadelphia, PA; April 25, 2016 – New
Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by
The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Roxborough Memorial Hospital was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
"We are honored to receive our second consecutive A ranking from
The Leapfrog Group as a top performer in an area of such tremendous importance," said Peter Adamo, Roxborough Memorial Hospital's CEO. "When a smaller, community-based hospital like ours receives national recognition it is a testament to our reliable processes and a tribute to the hard work of our physicians and staff. We remain dedicated to the highest quality care for patients in our local communities."
"Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an 'A' from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of
The Leapfrog Group.
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the
Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the
Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. To see Roxborough Memorial Hospital's full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit
www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow
The Hospital Safety Score on
Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.