Henderson Hospital earned an “A” grade in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This is the hospital's 8th consecutive "A" since opening in late 2016. This national distinction recognizes the hospital's achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“Despite extraordinary circumstances over the past several years, we’ve maintained our top priority – to keep our patients safe from harm while diagnosing and treating their medical conditions,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. “This is a massive team effort, and the credit goes to our employees, medical staff and leaders.”
Henderson Hospital was also one of only 72 hospitals nationwide to be named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group in 2021. It was also named a Top Teaching Hospital in 2020 and a Top General Hospital in 2018 and 2019. To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Henderson Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An 'A' Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud."