Henderson Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Henderson Hospital’s achievements providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“This is very welcome news during a very challenging time in our hospital’s history,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO and managing director of Henderson Hospital. “I’m very proud of our team of employees, medical staff and volunteers for their commitment to excellence regardless of our circumstances, and our collective ability to keep patient safety and the patient experience at the forefront of every encounter.”
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Henderson Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year. The methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.