Meadowview Regional Medical Center is one of 13 hospitals in Kentucky to receive an "A" grade by The Leapfrog Group.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization that releases an annual hospital safety grades list. The list will assign a hospital grades of A, B, C, D or F based on their performance in preventing infections, errors and other harm.
MRMC Chief Executive Officer Joe Koch said he was proud of the hospital's ranking.
“Meadowview Regional Medical Center has a long legacy of providing high-quality care, and earning an “A” for Patient Safety on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades ratings is just one more way the hospital is making the Maysville community healthier,” said Koch. “I am so proud to be part of the Meadowview team and look forward to continuing the hospital’s great work to improve patient care, safety and satisfaction long into the future.”
The Leapfrog Group President and Chief Executive Officer Leah Binder said it takes dedication to achieve high patient standards.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Binder. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Meadowview Regional Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
The Leapfrog Group was founded under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel. It uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data in order to rank hospitals, according to the Leapfrog Group's website.
Over 2,600 hospitals are graded twice a year by the organization.
In order to view MRMC's full grade and to see patient tips for staying safe, visit www.hospitalssafetygrade.org.