ROCHESTER - Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital were each awarded an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the hospitals' achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
"Patient safety is always a top priority at our hospitals," said Beth York, VP of Quality for Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital. "Our medical staff and support teams have an unwavering commitment to patient safety and to our mission focused on the care and improvement of human life. Receiving the Leapfrog Hospital Safety 'A' Grade for our three New Hampshire HCA Healthcare hospitals is a validation of the commitment our entire staff makes to the communities we serve every day, and demonstrates how we continue to be a leader for patient safety in New Hampshire."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital's ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
"I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital teams should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement."
To see Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.