New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Meadowview Regional Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Per Robert Parker, Market President-CEO, “At Meadowview, we have a terrific group of doctors/providers, nurses, techs, and support staff who work so hard to care for our patients. We utilize the latest best-practices in the industry and are very glad that this is the second year in a row we have received an “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This system cuts through subjective information and relies on hard data and actual patient outcomes, coupled with analysis of the services we offer at Meadowview. We are not perfect for sure but we are striving every day to provider higher and higher levels of service for our friends and neighbors.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F 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.

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To see Meadowview Regional Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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