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Leapfrog Group awards KDH an 'A' Patient Safety Grade

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the United States healthcare system, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. King’s Daughters' Health was one of 823 hospitals to receive an "A" for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

"Earning another 'A' Grade from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to the dedication of our team members, who provide exceptional care for our patients every day," said Dr. Holly Robinson, Vice President of Quality at King's Daughters' Health. "We're very proud of their ongoing efforts to deliver safe, effective care."

"Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog group. "That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff. They all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an 'A' Safety Grade."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. Hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by the top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. To see KDH's full grade, and to access consumer friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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