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Sharon Hospital earns "A" in Leapfrog patient safety report

Posted: 7/22/2019

Sharon Hospital was one of four Connecticut hospitals to earn an "A" in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The top grade represents the hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

"Our commitment to healthcare starts with an emphasis on patient safety and quality of care," said Denise George, president of Sharon Hospital. "This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our entire staff, who ensure our patients receive outstanding care close to home."

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide to provide a comprehensive picture of patient safety based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

The grades are issued by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

"To be recognized nationally as an 'A' hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an 'A' grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign 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 Sharon Hospital's full grade, and to access tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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