Roxborough, PA Roxborough Memorial Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from
The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018
Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s efforts
in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards
in the United States. 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.
“Receiving an “A” reflects we are providing the excellent
care our community members should expect to receive. Our dedicated staff
works hard to keep patients safe from errors, accidents, injuries, and
infection,” said Nicole Alerding, Performance Improvement Director,
Patient Safety Officer.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like
Roxborough Memorial Hospital 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.”
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.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital was one of 855 across the United States awarded
an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s
full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the
www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on
About the Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.