University Hospital Only Local Hospital to Receive “A” Rating
University Hospital earned an “A” rating in the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. This is the eighth consecutive rating period that University has received this grade. All other area hospitals were rated “C” or “D.”
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The score is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety and is free to the public, designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
This eighth consecutive “A” grade is an important part of University Health Care System’s mission to “improve the health of those we serve,” said UHCS President/CEO Jim Davis.
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.