May 2—Baptist Health Richmond was awarded an 'A' in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Baptist Health Richmond's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care, according to a release.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' 'D' or 'F' grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals' prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
"The past year has presented us with many challenges we could have never expected; however, our team has remained steadfast in our commitment to providing excellent, safe care," said Greg D. Gerard, President of Baptist Health Richmond, in the release. "Today, we celebrate the Leapfrog 'A' award as an entire team because everyone has played an integral role in our success. I'm incredibly proud of the individuals who make our hospital a special place for the communities we serve."
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Baptist Health Richmond was awarded an 'A' grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for Spring 2021. To see Baptist Health Richmond's full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.