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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / LG Health News / Lancaster General Hospital earns an ‘A’ for patient safety

 
Lancaster General Hospital earns an ‘A’ for patient safety
11/6/2017

The Leapfrog Group recently recognized Lancaster General Hospital’s outstanding commitment to patient safety by awarding a Hospital Safety Grade of “A.”
 
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit health-care ratings organization. Its Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

LGH was one of 832 hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“Patient safety and high-quality health care are Lancaster General Health’s two highest priorities,” said Jan Bergen, President & CEO. “This national award affirms our commitment to patient safety, as well as the importance of sharing critical safety information transparently with the community.”

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Lancaster General Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.” 
 
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. To see Lancaster General Hospital’s full grade, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 
 

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