Report cards on hospital safety scores have gone out to the public, and Regions Hospital is among the top of the class according to a new initiative by The Leapfrog Group.
This new rating system awarded each hospital with a common letter-grade, “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” or “F”, as a way to provide the public with an easy way to compare hospital safety standards.
Regions Hospital took home an “A” in the Hospital Safety Scores and was one of 17 Minnesota hospitals to do so. Criteria for the letter grades included evaluating each hospital’s ability to prevent patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections.
We are proud to be recognized as one of the best hospitals for patient’s safety, Regions Hospital President and CEO Brock Nelson says.
This recognition affirms our commitment to providing our patients with the best quality clinical care.
All hospital scores can be viewed and compared on http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/.
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage, and works for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. Their national surveys measure and recognize hospital performance in crucial areas of patient safety and quality care. Last year, Regions was also named one of Leapfrogs 2011 Top Hospitals.
Continued commitment to quality care
Regions Hospital’s focus on patient safety initiatives has also been recognized nationally by people like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and organizations like HealthGrades and the Minnesota Hospital Association.
In addition to success in preventing medical complications, Regions Hospital meets national standards in preventing readmissions for patients experiencing heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia and is among the top hospitals in the nation in ensuring safe labor and delivery.