Lawrence General Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Prestigious Leapfrog distinction recognizes Lawrence General’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
Lawrence General Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Lawrence General’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“This prestigious Leapfrog ‘A’ reflects the Lawrence General team’s outstanding commitment to health, safety, and quality improvements for our patients,” Deborah J. Wilson, Lawrence General’s president and CEO said. “The pandemic certainly tested all of us and this Leapfrog ‘A’ is a testament to the fact that no matter the challenges, our Lawrence General team remains steadfastly dedicated to providing outstanding care to the people we serve from across the Merrimack Valley and beyond.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to 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.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on the prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated biannually in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Lawrence General Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see Lawrence General Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
About Lawrence General Hospital
As an independent, not-for-profit hospital serving the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, Lawrence General Hospital provides access to high-quality care, the latest technologies, and a growing network of local providers, including primary care and many specialties. A designated Level III Trauma Center, Lawrence General has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Massachusetts. Lawrence General offers a broad range of services and specialty surgeries in its Santagati Center for surgery and leads the region in cardiac care with Massachusetts’ most highly accredited cardiovascular center. With more than 12,000 inpatient discharges per year, 1,400 births, and a dedicated team of more than 2,000 employees, Lawrence General has proudly served the region since 1875 and is a major acute care provider of emergency, surgical, medical, maternity and newborn care for the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.LawrenceGeneral.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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
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