Parkview Regional Medical Center receives national recognition from The Leapfrog Group for straight “A’s” in patient safety

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Nov. 8, 2018) – Parkview Regional Medical Center has received its 11th consecutive ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades are released each spring and fall, and assign an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.

“This recognition truly belongs to Parkview Health’s quality and safety teams, as well as the caregivers in our hospital, who are making patient safety a priority in their work day in and day out,” said Ben Miles, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. “We take great pride in the level of care we offer our patients and their families, and this safety grade is a testament to that dedication.” 

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. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Parkview Regional Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Parkview’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO, The Leapfrog Group.

For more details on Parkview Regional Medical Center’s Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, 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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