Rutland Regional Receives Highest Rating, “A” for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group
Rutland Regional Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Rutland Regional Medical Center was one of 855 in the United States awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. 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. Rutland Regional is the only hospital in Vermont to receive an “A” rating this fall. Since 2013, Rutland Regional has the distinction of earning at least one “A” rating each year for patient safety.
“We are honored to receive this national distinction from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety,” said Claudio Fort, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rutland Regional Medical Center. “This “A” rating reflects the tireless efforts of our entire staff working hard every day to ensure that patient safety comes first at Rutland Regional Medical Center.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals Rutland Regional Medical Center 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.”
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.
To see Rutland Regional’s 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.