Employer-Driven, Safety-Focused Rating System Awards Three Montgomery County Hospitals Top Marks
The newly released Leapfrog hospital safety grades, an employee-driven hospital rating system, has awarded top marks to three Montgomery County hospitals, writes Harold Brubaker for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit founded two decades ago by major national employers to get better value for the over $700 billion they spend each year on health care for employees and their family members by taking a more active role in the way services are provided.
Leapfrog’s grading system is compiled twice a year using Medicare data and other sources. It is designed to encourage hospitals to adopt best practices that reduce medical mistakes and adverse events such as in hospital infections.
The latest rating awarded an A grade to Abington Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook.
Meanwhile, Abington Health Lansdale, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, and Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown all received a B rating.
A C rating was given to Chestnut Hill Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, and Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.
Finally, Tower Health’s Pottstown Hospital is the lowest-ranked Montgomery County hospital with a D rating.
No Montgomery County or Philadelphia Region hospital received the bottom mark of an F.
Read more about hospital rating in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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