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Mon Health Hospitals Receive 'A' for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Group

Posted Date: 11/8/2018
Two Mon Health System hospitals have been nationally recognized for achieving the highest quality of care standards in the U.S. and for ensuring patients are protected from harm.

The Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization driving quality and safety in American health care, gave its highest “A” grade to Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown and to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston in the group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.

The two Mon Health hospitals were the only hospitals in northcentral West Virginia to earn the highest “A” grade. Critical access hospitals like Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital are not graded by the Leapfrog Group.

“Receiving an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to the high standards of care and attention to detail the staff at Mon Health provide,” said Mon Health President and CEO David Goldberg. “When you walk through our doors you can feel the difference. We care for people like they are family, delivering the safest and highest quality patient care each and every time.”

The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.” 

Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson were two of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

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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