TERRE HAUTE, IND, October 31, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The 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. Terre Haute Regional Hospital was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“Terre Haute Regional Hospital takes the safety of our patients very seriously and we are constantly striving to deliver highest quality care,” said Nathan Vooys, CEO. “This fifth consecutive ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog is a reflection of our commitment to the highest levels of patient safety.”
“Patient safety is paramount to everyone at Regional,” said Marsha Ciolli,” vice president of quality at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. “We are so proud to have earned this honor and we strive every day to continue meeting these nationally recognized standards.”
“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 and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of [YOUR 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.