Pomerene Hospital was honored with an “A” in the fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. 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 (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“Patient safety and quality care continue to be our top priorities at Pomerene,” stated Tony Snyder, CEO of Pomerene Hospital. “This is the second time Pomerene has received an “A” score in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. We know how important patient safety is to all of our staff and physicians, and we will continue to work hard to meet the expectations of our patients.”
“Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that this hospital has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate Pomerene Hospital for their achievements and encourage them to continue to put a priority on the safety of their patients.”
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned score in fall 2014, with about 31% receiving an “A” grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining graded available online.
To see Pomerene’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Hospital Safety Score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
Pomerene Hospital is a 55 bed hospital located at 981 Wooster Road in Millersburg, Ohio.
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