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Milford Regional earns another ‘A’ safety grade

by | Dec 15, 2020 | Business, Featured

Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Milford Regional’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This is the fourth consecutive time Milford Regional has been distinguished with an ‘A’ rating.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Receiving an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog four consecutive times is a real testament to our entire staff for their unrelenting dedication to all areas of patient safety,” said Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “While this recognition by Leapfrog affirms these efforts, Milford Regional is committed to providing the resources necessary to support our staff in maintaining the high standard of patient safety and quality care noted in this recent award.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.

To see Milford Regional’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information on Milford Regional, go to milfordregional.org.


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