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Washington Regional Earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Washington Regional Medical Center earned an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade, the highest grade possible, in the Fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Group sets standards for excellence in patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction recognizes Washington Regional’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error while in the hospital.

“We are proud to once again achieve Leapfrog’s highest grade, which recognizes our commitment to excellence and patient safety,” said Washington Regional President and CEO Larry Shackelford. “The safety of our patients is always our top priority. This most recent ‘A’ grade highlights the dedication of our team members who provide compassionate, high quality care each day and their commitment to our mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization, assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures and systems to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Grades are updated twice annually in the spring and fall.

“Earning an ‘A’ grade means Washington Regional Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

To see Washington Regional’s full grade details and access patient resources, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.