Rankings mark second consecutive year for recognition
COLUMBUS, Ohio - OhioHealth announced today that six of its member hospitals have received "A" rankings for the second consecutive time on The Hospital Safety Score administered by The Leapfrog Group.
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Marion General Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and
Grady Memorial Hospital all received "A" rankings demonstrating their commitment to providing high quality patient care.
"I am very proud of our hospitals for achieving this award again," said Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Chief Medical Officer for OhioHealth. "It is a clear indication of the hard work that everyone including nurses, support staff and physicians, are doing every day to ensure
that our patients are cared for with the utmost safety and compassion."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national, nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Their
Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety. The A, B, C, D or F
grades are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group's eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel with healthcare professionals
from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Vanderbilt and elsewhere, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
It is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013) and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
To see how OhioHealth hospital scores measure up nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at hospitalsafetyscore.org.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots and based
in Columbus, Ohio. Currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, it is
also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," and has been for seven years in a row,
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 22,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 17 hospitals, 25+ health and surgery centers, a hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a
OhioHealth member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Grady
Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Marion General
Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.
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