GILLETTE, WY – New
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and
provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the United States,
were announced today by
The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
Campbell County Health (CCH) was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking
it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“CCH has worked hard over the last five years to improve our safety
and quality performance,“ said CEO Andy Fitzgerald.” We believe
strongly that CCH provides excellent patient care every day. This most
recent Leapfrog rating helps validate our efforts and our stated goal
of Excellence Every Day”.
“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 see CCH’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient
tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit
www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers
can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for
Apple and Android devices.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Karen Clarke, Director