Business Briefs: Milford Regional gets ‘A’ for safety

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Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fourth consecutive time Milford Regional has received an ‘A’ for this national distinction, recognizing Milford Regional’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 Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

“Receiving an ‘A’ hospital safety grade four times in a row from a highly respected watchdog group like Leapfrog is a testament to Milford Regional’s emphasis on patient safety as a top priority,” said Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “We believe that our investment in building a strong, comprehensive quality program within the hospital is an investment in the health of our community. It is reassuring to know that during times of crisis such as we are experiencing now with COVID-19, everyone within our healthcare system is focused upon providing patients the highest standards of safe, effective care.”