The Valley Hospital Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety for Fifth Consecutive Time
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, April 29 2014 @ 02:31 PM EDT
Of the 2,523 general hospitals issued a safety score in the Leapfrog report, only 804 – roughly the top 32 percent – earned an “A.” Valley is among only 249 hospitals nationwide that have earned an “A” in all five reporting periods.
“We are pleased and proud to once again be among the select group of hospitals to have received an “A” for patient safety,” said Mitchell Rubinstein, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs, The Valley Hospital. “This top grade is a reflection and a result of our longstanding focus on and commitment to patient safety and quality care.”
“Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital, because errors and infections are common and deadly,” said Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which produces the Hospital Safety Score. “No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the Board, clinicians, administration, and staff of The Valley Hospital for achieving an “A” and showing us that you made the well-being of you patients your top priority.”
To see The Valley Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.