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Published on November 08, 2018

Milford Regional Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Milford Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Patient safety is a high priority at Milford Regional,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “Attaining an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by Leapfrog is a testament to the diligence of our staff at every level to ensure that quality and safety standards are continually checked and met in the care of our patients. While this recognition by Leapfrog affirms these efforts, Milford Regional is committed to providing the resources necessary to support our staff in maintaining the high standard of patient safety and quality care noted in this recent award.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Milford Regional that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Milford Regional was one of 855 across the United States awarded an “A” in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Milford Regional’s full grade details, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

 


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