Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recognized today in the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades to 2,633 hospitals nationwide regarding patient safety. Frankfort Regional Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, and one of 12 in Kentucky, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. This is the fifth consecutive “A” grade for Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

“This recognition is a reflection of our strong commitment to patient safety,” said Michelle England, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer. “It places us among the best hospitals in America in this category, and it represents the dedication we have to meeting these nationally recognized standards.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To view the score for each U.S. hospital, go to Hospital Safety Grade.