For the third consecutive rating period, Stafford Hospital received an “A” from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the health care system.
Stafford is one of 750 hospitals to receive an “A” for a commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients, according to a news release. Mary Washington Hospital received a “B” grade for safety.
“The Leapfrog safety grade is becoming the gold standard measure for patient safety, and we are proud to see Mary Washington and Stafford Hospitals recognized for their commitment to providing excellent, safe and high-quality care for our community,” said Dr. Rebecca Bigoney, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Mary Washington Healthcare. “It is Mary Washington Healthcare’s highest priority to provide a safe environment for our patients, associates and visitors.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”