October 28, 2015
Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recognized today in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Frankfort Regional Medical Center earned an ‘A’ in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety.
The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“This recognition is a reflection of our continued commitment to our patients and all who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for those we serve,” said Chip Peal, Chief Executive Officer. “It places us among the best hospitals in America in this category, and it represents the dedication we have to meeting nationally recognized standards.”
Frankfort Regional Medical Center also received an ‘A’ rating on patient safety from The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2015 report card - Hospital Safety Scores®.
The Hospital Safety Score was developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel and uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. Of the 2,523 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 782 earned an A, 719 earned a B, 859 earned a C, 143 earned a D and 20 earned an F. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website.
To view the score for each U.S. hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.