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Central Maine Medical Center gets A for safety

... A national health care safety group has given Central Maine Medical Center an A grade for safety. The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, tracks health care safety, quality and value at hospitals and releases safety grades twice a year.

Source: Sun Journal
Published: 16 May 2019

4 local Cleveland Clinic, 4 UH hospitals rated 5 stars for safety, quality (searchable database)

director of quality policy for the American Hospital Association. Patients in those areas may not have access to a pharmacy or transportation to get to follow-up medical visits. “That’s why safety-net hospitals have often struggled with things like ...

Source: The Plain Dealer
Published: 12 May 2019

Overlook Medical Center recognized for patient safety

Newton Medical Center, also received the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award. View Healthgradeshospital quality methodologies. *Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient ...

Source: Patch
Published: 16 May 2019

IPC sensitises industry, regulators on medical device quality, safety and testing

The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) under the Union health ministry organized two-day training workshop recently at Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) zonal office in Chennai to sensitize medical device manufacturers, importers ...

Source: Pharmabiz
Published: 15 May 2019

Bailey Medical Center receives ‘A’ for patient safety in Leapfrog’s 2019 Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers ... the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other ...

Source: Tulsa World
Published: 16 May 2019

Suburban hospitals earn top patient safety rating

The Leapfrog Group is a national, nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for ... lost annually from the avoidable medical errors that are accounted for in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - a significant improvement ...

Source: Daily Herald
Published: 17 May 2019

Hurley Medical Center receives failing grade for patient safety

“Although we declined to participate in the Leapfrog survey, Hurley Medical Center participates and receives quality and safety reports from multiple reputable organizations on a continuous basis including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan Health ...

Source: MLive
Published: 15 May 2019

HCA/HealthONE’s North Suburban Medical Center Receives an A in Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group for Tenth Consecutive Time

North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton ... by a National Expert Panel and receives guidance from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent ...

Source: Pr
Published: 17 May 2019

Covenant Medical Center receives Healthgrades patient safety award

Covenant Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades ... adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, reads a release from Covenant Health. Healthgrades found ...

Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Published: 14 May 2019

Several hospitals get the top grade in new report on patient safety

“Public reporting and transparency of safety information is important for consumers as they make choices regarding their health care. We continue to improve our quality performance to deliver high-quality, safe care.” St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical ...

Source: The Record, Bergen County on MSN.com
Published: 17 May 2019

Blistering report details serious safety lapses at St. Luke’s

When government inspectors descended on Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in March ... to do so through our internal quality program.” Some of the deficiencies - those related to infection control, patient safety and food services - were so serious ...

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 17 May 2019

New hospital safety grades are in. Here’s how Triangle hospitals rank.

But Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Wilkes Medical Center in North ... somewhere else improved. The safety score comes from data compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, Centers for Disease Control ...

Source: The News & Observer
Published: 17 May 2019

HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora Receives an "A" for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Aurora, CO, May 16, 2019 --(PR.com)-- HCA Healthcare/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA ... nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an "A", "B ...

Source: Pr
Published: 16 May 2019

Hilo hospital makes the grade in safety rankings

Hilo Medical Center received an “A” in hospital safety rankings released this week by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care. Two other Big Island hospitals — North Hawaii ...

Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Published: 18 May 2019

AdventHealth continues streak in patient safety

"Quality, safety and service lie at the heart of Piedmont's strategic ... reflects a hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The top five states, with the highest percentages of "A" hospitals ...

Source: Rome News-Tribune
Published: 18 May 2019

Colquitt Regional receives 10th ‘A’ for patient safety

Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded another ‘A’ from The ... The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an “A, ...

Source: The Moultrie Observer
Published: 17 May 2019

Clara Maass Hospital Aces Leapfrog 'Safety Grade'

employees and volunteers to position the quality and safety of our patients as our most important priority," said Mary Ellen Clyne, president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center. "In all that we ...

Source: Patch
Published: 16 May 2019

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Signs Strategic Agreement With Joint Commission International (JCI) to Improve Quality and Safety of Healthcare

The partnership intends to develop educational programs that support efforts to improve the quality and safety of healthcare ... especially in the health and medical personnel, as it impacts ...

Source: YAHOO!
Published: 05 May 2019

Ra Medical Systems Announces Platinum Partnership with OEIS: Demonstrating Commitment to Deliver High-Quality Care in Office Interventional Suites

--(Business Wire)--Ra Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RMED) today announced its investment to support high quality patient care in Office Interventional ... evidence-based outcomes, and patient safety,” said Dean Irwin, CEO, Ra Medical Systems.

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 14 May 2019

Riverview Medical Center Receives Top Grades for Patient Safety

The designation recognizes Riverview Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers ...

Source: TAPinto
Published: 16 May 2019

Media Advisory: Innovators, Experts, and Medical Practitioners Convene in Houston for IHI Patient Safety Congress

... Patient Safety Congress reflects the health care industry’s ongoing attention to the safety of patients and the workforce as a core component of high-quality health care. As health care delivery extends beyond hospitals to outpatient settings ...

Source: The Bakersfield Californian
Published: 14 May 2019

Consistent effort pays off, Kingman Regional Medical Center gets its ‘A’

The Leapfrog Group, along with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, examined data ... safety rating for Kingman Regional Medical Center was based on erroneous ...

Source: Kingman Daily Miner
Published: 18 May 2019

Reprocessed Medical Devices Market Growth Potential, Emerging Innovative Products and Forecasts to 2024 Illuminated by New Report

Reprocessing of medical devices in emerging nations is focused on reducing cost of hospital supply, which leads to compromisation with the safety of patients ... Moreover, reduced pricing and improved quality of reprocessed medical devices are some ...

Source: Digital Journal
Published: 17 May 2019

Hospital safety & quality ratings released

The Leapfrog Group issued the grades to hospitals based on safety and quality, the nonprofit saying its "Leapfrog ... Four hospitals aced their rankings, including the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which is the only Level-1 Trauma Center in ...

Source: WATE 6 On Your Side
Published: 16 May 2019

UPMC Hamot, Meadville Medical earn A's in patient safety report

UPMC Hamot and Meadville Medical Center both earned A grades in The Leapfrog ... The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the quality and safety of American health care.

Source: Erie Times-News
Published: 15 May 2019

Mom contracts sepsis from medical swab left inside her after birth

A British mom has been awarded thousands of dollars after doctors left a medical swab inside her for ... Never events are serious, largely preventable safety incidents that should not occur ...

Source: New York Post
Published: 17 May 2019

St. Francis Medical Center awarded an 'A' in patient safety

5/15/19) St. Francis Medical Center was awarded an ‘A' in patient safety ... The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ...

Source: KTVE
Published: 15 May 2019

AdventHealth Gordon continues perfect streak in safety ratings

“Quality, safety and service lie at the heart of Piedmont’s strategic ... reflects a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The top five states, with the highest percentages of “A ...

Source: Rome News-Tribune
Published: 18 May 2019

Sparrow earns a 2019 "A" for Patient safety

Prepared by the Leapfrog Group, the Hospital Safety Score grades a hospital’s overall performance in keeping Patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors ... the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); the Centers for Disease ...

Source: WSYM-TV
Published: 18 May 2019