Parkview Regional Medical Center recognized with an ‘A’ for fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Nov. 7, 2019) – Parkview Regional Medical Center has received an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 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 their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Excellent care requires excellent safety measures. We are proud to once again receive an ‘A’ rating in recognition of the world-class teamwork demonstrated by our quality and safety teams, along with all caregivers in the hospital, who make safety a priority every single day,” said Ben Miles, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. “Safety is never ‘complete.’ We are continuously working to improve safety for our patients and our caregivers, and pushing ourselves to achieve even greater safety standards.”

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.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

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.