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Published on June 19, 2013

Milford Regional Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM Again

Milford Regional Medical Center was, once again, honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. This is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013). The scores assigned to U.S. hospitals as an A, B, C, D, or F was based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“Milford Regional’s rating of “A” for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group is a real testament to the diligence and hard work of our physicians, nurses and staff,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “Every day they make patient safety a top priority in the delivery of high quality care. I congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”

“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 Milford Regional Medical Center for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, 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.

To see Milford Regional’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospital scores are also available on the free mobile app, available atwww.hospitalsafetyscore.org.


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