Chinese Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates Chinese Hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
“We are honored to receive recognition from The Leapfrog Group as one of the top-performing hospitals in the nation for patient safety and quality care,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital. “At Chinese Hospital, patient safety has always been a top priority, and this recognition reaffirms our commitment to that mission. I am incredibly proud of our dedicated staff, who have worked tirelessly to provide safe and high-quality care to our patients, especially during these challenging times. This achievement is a testament to their hard work and unwavering commitment to our patients and community.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. To see Chinese Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
In addition to the prestigious “A” Hospital Safety Grade, Chinese Hospital has also earned a coveted 4-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This rating evaluates hospitals based on various quality measures, including readmission rates, safety of care, patient experience, and mortality rates. Chinese Hospital’s 4-Star rating reflects its consistent efforts in delivering excellent healthcare outcomes and ensuring a positive patient experience.
These notable accolades further reinforce Chinese Hospital’s unwavering commitment to patient safety, the delivery of quality care, and the achievement of exceptional healthcare outcomes.