New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, 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., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Weatherford Regional Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. Weatherford Regional has earned 4 consecutive A’s for its ongoing commitment to protecting patients from errors, injuries, and infections.
“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why Weatherford Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest standards when it comes to patient safety. We have earned this recognition through the hard work, dedication, and skill of our medical staff, nurses, and other clinicians who care for our patients,” said David Orcutt, Chief Executive Officer of Weatherford Regional Medical Center. “Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 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, peerreviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
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.