SPRINGFIELD, TENN (April 26, 2018) – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, has announced the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded NorthCrest Medical Center the elite designation of ‘A’ for its continued achievement in patient safety. NorthCrest has now received an ‘A’ grade for 11 consecutive semesters since 2013.
“Receiving straight A’s from Leapfrog since 2013 continues to show NorthCrest’s commitment to providing the safest care to this community,” said Randy Davis, NorthCrest President and CEO. “The caregivers at this organization consistently prove to be the best in the nation, and I am excited to be a part of this team.”
“Only a very select group of hospitals nationally continue to earn an A Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade year after year. It shows an unbroken commitment to protecting patients from preventable errors and accidents that harm and even kill too many people in our country every day. Thanks to NorthCrest Medical Center for always putting your patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms. Developed under the guidance of an 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 approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twicer per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see more details on NorthCrest Medical Center’s performance, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
About NorthCrest Medical Center
NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.