In October, Campbell County Health (CCH) was notified that
Campbell County Memorial Hospital had been rated as an A level hospital in terms of the Leapfrog hospital
quality and safety program. From
Leapfrog’s own website, this is the gist of their stated mission:
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement
for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.
Every employer in the nation, whether large or small, is focused on reducing
their health care cost. They are striving to understand not only the cost
but the value for that cost. A significant part of that equation is the
quality and safety of the care their employees and their employees’
family members receive.
Leapfrog’s mission is to provide information to these employers on
the safety and quality of the organizations from which they are receiving
that care. CCH is one of more than 2,600 hospitals in the United States
given a safety rating by Leapfrog. Across the country, approximately 30
percent of hospitals rated by Leapfrog received an A rating, and the other
70 percent fall into a lower category of B through F.
In Wyoming, only CCH and one other organization were designated as A-rated
What does all this mean? There are many organizations rating hospitals
on a variety of standards, whether quality, financial, patient experience,
or some other area of operations. Quite frankly, none of them are perfect.
We are not striving to reach the Leapfrog A rating, the
CMS 4 or 5 star rating, or the
U.S. News and World Report Top 100—although we are certainly happy about positive ratings when
What we are striving for is to become the safest, most high quality organization
we can possibly be, and that journey will never end. The central theme
of Excellence Every Day is that every employee, every day does her or
his best in treating and serving our patients, our residents, our customers,
and our entire community.
To all of our employees and medical staff, I can only say thank you for
being a part of our
mission to serve our community by providing a lifetime of care with dedication,
skill, and compassion.