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Published on April 30, 2020

Milford Regional Medical Center Nationally Recognized For Patient Safety

Leapfrog Logo Spring 2020Milford Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fourth consecutive time Milford Regional has received an ‘A’ for this national distinction recognizing Milford Regional’s achievements providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“Receiving an ‘A’ hospital safety grade four times in a row from a highly respected watchdog group like Leapfrog is a testament to Milford Regional’s emphasis on patient safety as a top priority,” says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. “We believe that our investment in building a strong, comprehensive Quality program within the hospital is an investment in the health of our community. It is reassuring to know that during times of crisis such as we are experiencing now with COVID-19, everyone within our healthcare system is focused upon providing patients the highest standards of safe, effective care.”

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Milford Regional Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

To see Milford Regional’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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