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Washington Regional Earns an ‘A’ in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Washington Regional Medical Center has received an “A”, the highest grade possible, in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Washington Regional’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error while in the hospital.

“We are honored to receive this national award, which recognizes Washington Regional’s dedication to patient safety,” said Washington Regional President and CEO Larry Shackelford. “As Northwest Arkansas’ health care leader, earning Leapfrog’s top grade demonstrates our commitment in making safety our top priority, and we are dedicated to providing our community with nationally recognized, quality health care.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national 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 fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Washington Regional 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 preventable errors or harm. This community should be proud.”

To see Washington Regional’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.