Bronson Battle Creek Awarded Another ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade
The Leapfrog Group has announced its hospital safety grades for Fall 2020 and Bronson Battle Creek has again been awarded an ‘A’. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a national distinction recognizing how well hospitals perform in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, Leapfrog analyzes 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data and assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. Grades are based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
Bronson Battle Creek is one of only 895 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an ‘A’ grade this cycle. Kirk Richardson, senior vice president of community care for Bronson Healthcare, says, “We couldn’t be more proud of the team at Bronson Battle Creek for their exceptional focus on patient safety. To be ranked as one of the safest hospitals in the country is a significant achievement, especially during the pandemic.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. For more information, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.