The Leapfrog Group, a leading nonprofit watchdog organization on hospital quality and safety, has awarded EvergreenHealth an “A” rating for patient safety.
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades score hospitals across the country on how safe they keep their patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. Each hospital is assigned an A, B, C, D or F grade.
According to Leapfrog, hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade make it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error.