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Lakeview Hospital receives sixth straight A grade for patient safety


     

June 4, 2019


STILLWATER, Minn. – The Leapfrog Group has given Lakeview Hospital an A grade for patient safety for the sixth consecutive time.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent non-profit committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system. A grades are awarded to the top performing hospitals for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“Our leaders and teams have worked very hard to create a culture of quality and safety at Lakeview,” said Ted Wegleitner, President of Lakeview Hospital. “We have learned new methods and tools to help us continue to drive improvement in all areas of the hospital and clinic. While we are proud of our Leapfrog results, we recognize that there is so much more that we can do—we are simply never done getting better. We are fortunate and proud to have the kind of leaders and team members who are determined to provide the safest and highest quality care.”

Through its Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, released twice a year, the Leapfrog Group assigns a grade, A through F, to 2,500 hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

About Hospital Safety Grade

To see Lakeview Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org

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