Provided by Novant Health UVA Health System
Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center were both awarded ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
The designation recognizes the medical centers’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare 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, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care.
For the Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades Survey, Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center were in the top 33 percent of hospitals nationwide and among only 36 hospitals in Virginia to receive ‘A’ safety grades.
Commitment to Patient Health and Safety
Stephen Smith, M.D. is president and chief operating officer, Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center. Smith said, “We’re thankful to be recognized for our commitment to patient health and safety by The Leapfrog Group. Safety and quality of care are two pillars that Novant Health UVA Health System works diligently to uphold in all of our patient interactions, especially during these challenging times.”
Leah Binder is president and chief executive officer, The Leapfrog Group. Binder said, “As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication. We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work for both Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel
, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, with the results available for free to the public.