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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 Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grades. The national nonprofit watchdog sets standards for patient safety and assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals based on over 30 measures to prevent errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Washington Regional is one of only two hospitals in Northwest Arkansas to achieve an A grade. 

“Patient safety is an essential part of fulfilling our mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve,” said Washington Regional President and CEO Larry Shackelford. “Washington Regional is honored to again achieve the highest grade possible. This most recent A grade highlights our team members’ commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care for our patients each day.”

“Everyone at Washington Regional should be proud of this A Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Washington Regional, its leadership, clinicians, staff and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring. To see Washington Regional’s full grade details and to access patient resources, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.