Kadlec Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score
Kadlec Regional Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“We are honored by the “A” grade,” said Lane Savitch, president, Kadlec Regional Medical Center. “It is a testament to the work of our staff every day to provide the best care possible to our patients. At the same time, we recognize we must continue to be vigilant with regard to patient safety.”
“Hospitals like this that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate Kadlec for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”