Published on November 10, 2021

LMH Health earns top honor in hospital safety

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Fall 2021 LogoWe are excited to announce that LMH Health has earned an “A” for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. These A-F letter grades are a quick way for consumers to choose the safest hospital in which to seek care. This is LMH Health’s third “A” in a row, having previously earned the grade in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is based on 27 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data, which is used to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Receiving the highest ranking in care from The Leapfrog Group shows that the LMH Health team is devoted to patient safety and strives to be patient first each day,” said Janette Kirkpatrick, LMH Health vice president of clinical excellence. “During a time when our organization was still treating high numbers of COVID-19 inpatients, safety continued to be our top priority throughout our facilities and across our entire health system. This honor once again recognizes the hard work of staff across our health system and illustrates our commitment to providing exceptional care for our community.” 

Only a small number of hospitals consistently achieve ”A” grades and are noted by The Leapfrog Group for their “Straight A’s” in recognition of their commitment to patient safety. The grade comes from a series of submissions in 10 different categories: Preventing and Responding to Patient Harm, Medication Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Maternity Care, Pediatric Care, Critical Care, Complex Adult Surgery, Care for Elective Outpatient Surgery Patients, Elective Outpatient Surgery – Adult and Elective Outpatient Surgery – Pediatric. You can learn more about these ratings and how LMH Health performed in each category by visiting The Leapfrog Group website here.

“Members of our teams and our physician colleagues across every part of our organization, make improving our quality and safety processes and outcomes a top priority,” said LMH Health President and CEO Russ Johnson. “I am grateful for the trust our patients place in LMH Health and the extraordinary measures our teams take to ensure the highest levels of patient safety.”


About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care consumers and purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of transparency in health care—collecting, analyzing and disseminating data to inform value-based purchasing and improved decision-making.

LMH Health earns top honor in hospital safety

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