Monday, May 11, 2015

Reid receives ‘A’ safety score for fifth time in a row

In its latest hospital safety scores, The Leapfrog Group again honored Reid Hospital with an “A” grade. This is the fifth time in a row that Reid has received the group’s top score in safety. The Leapfrog Group is an independent industry watchdog.

Hospital Safety Scores are compiled twice a year, under the guidance of leading experts on hospital safety. The scores use 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” for each hospital. The Hospital Safety Score methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

“When patients are in the hospital, their focus is on getting better; our focus is providing excellent, safe care by doing all we can to prevent injury or infection during their stay,” said Mitch Neal, director of patient safety at Reid. “We work around the clock to make sure the hospital is as safe as possible. That’s what our patients need and deserve.”

The Leapfrog Group assigned scores to more than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals in Spring of 2015, with 29.5% receiving an “A” grade. To see how hospitals’ scores compare locally and nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at

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