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Coshocton Regional Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Coshocton Regional Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

04-24-2018

(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 Twitter and Facebook.

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.
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