Wooster Community Hospital nationally recognized

Wooster Community Hospital nationally recognized
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Wooster Community Hospital was awarded an “A” in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Wooster Community Hospital’s achievements providing safer health care.

                        

Wooster Community Hospital was awarded an "A" in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Wooster Community Hospital’s achievements providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health-care quality and safety. The safety grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

The Leapfrog Group is a nationally respected nonprofit organization — founded more than 20 years ago by large employers and purchasers — whose goal is to improve the safety and quality of American health care. They analyze 28 hospital performance measures across six domains to develop their rankings. These include inpatient care, inpatient surgeries, infection rates, medication safety, and pediatric and maternity care. Their overriding concern has always been patient safety.

“To receive an 'A' ranking from this group is a significant accomplishment, especially in this time of concern over hospital safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bill Sheron, Wooster Community Hospital president/CEO. “This ranking, along with our numerous other national quality awards, further underscores the excellent care and safe patient environment provided by the physicians and staff at Wooster Community Hospital. We are proud to receive this designation.”

“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health-care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Wooster Community Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Wooster Community Hospital was awarded an "A" grade when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see Wooster Community Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.


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