Bronson Methodist Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety
The Leapfrog Group has announced that Bronson Methodist Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
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 thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Of the 2,900 U.S. acute care hospitals evaluated, Bronson Methodist Hospital was one of only 928 to achieve the level of performance required to qualify for an ‘A’ grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Bronson for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.