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Nine Lifepoint Hospitals Earn 'A' Hospital Safety Grade

Nine Lifepoint Health hospitals achieved an "A" Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023 from The Leapfrog Group, a respected nonprofit organization setting high standards for patient care excellence. Leapfrog evaluates general hospitals nationwide, assigning grades (A, B, C, D, or F) based on over 30 performance measures, reflecting areas such as errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, along with the preventive systems hospitals have in place.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade stands out as the sole ratings program exclusively focused on a hospital's prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries, which collectively claim over 500 lives daily nationally. This grade is peer-reviewed, transparent, and accessible to the public at no cost. Updates to grades occur biannually in the fall and spring.

The Lifepoint facilities earning an "A" grade include:

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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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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