(Coshocton, Ohio - April 24, 2018 –
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality
and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Coshocton Regional Medical Center was one of 750 hospitals awarded an
‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting
the highest safety standards in the U.S. This is now the third consecutive
‘A’ Safety Grade Rating the hospital has earned, achieving
the ‘A' grade in both reporting periods of 2017 in addition
to this most recent distinction. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C,
D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance
in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients
in their care.
“Keeping our patients safe from preventable harm is a top priority
for every member of the
Coshocton Regional Medical Center Staff,” said Stephanie Conn, Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer.
“Our dedication to safe healthcare practices is reflected in the
fact that we have now received this recognition for three consecutive
reporting periods. It’s a testament to the attention our employees
pay to ensuring effective clinical communication, infection prevention,
improved medication management, and the development and nurturing of a
hospital-wide culture of safety.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients
from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and
injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
“Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among
the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting
their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data
to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year.
It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Coshocton Regional Medical Center’s full grade details, and
to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit
www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on
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.
About Coshocton Regional Medical Center
: Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed not-for-profit hospital
in Coshocton, Ohio, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services
with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton and
surrounding counties. Coshocton Regional Medical Center has earned The
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for
health care quality and safety in hospitals, and holds as its mission
the delivery of compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare
to communities. The hospital has also earned The Leapfrog Hospital Safety
Grade ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from avoidable
harm. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare
Foundation and serves the Eastern Central Ohio Region with high quality
diagnostic, rehabilitation and acute healthcare services.