2 Mon Health hospitals receive "A" grades for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Posted Date: 11/1/2017
Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston have been awarded "A" grades for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

"Receiving this recognition not only emphasizes how seriously Mon Health takes patient safety but also the dedication of the staff to keeping patient safety a priority," said Mon Health President and CEO Darryl Duncan. "Our team strives to continually provide an extraordinary patient experience, compassionate care and clinical excellence."

“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, Boards, management and staff of Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial 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 a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Only 832 hospitals nationwide received an “A” grade in the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood was not included in Leapfrog’s ratings because they do not evaluate critical access hospitals.

To see Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson's full grades, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Mon Health
Mon Health is the parent company of Mon Health Medical Center, a 189-bed acute care hospital in Morgantown, WV;  Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Kingwood, WV; and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed hospital in Weston, WV. It was formed in 1982 to aid in strategic planning and to manage all of its affiliated entities under a common philosophy. Affiliates include Mon Health Emergency Medical Services, Mon Health Equipment & Supplies and Mon Health The Village at Heritage Point. In addition, Mon Health Primary Care includes a number of physician and specialty practices in Morgantown and the surrounding region. For more information, visit monhealth.com.

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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
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