Henderson Hospital earned its tenth consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates Henderson Hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
“Looking back at all the challenges we faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m simultaneously proud, impressed and humbled that we have earned our tenth consecutive ‘A’ grade,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital since it opened in October 2016. “To have our employees and medical staff sustain the quality of care and safety metrics since our first ‘A’ grade in fall 2018 is a commitment to 24/7 excellence. Every single person in our hospital makes a positive difference and we are proud to celebrate them.”
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.
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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.