King’s Daughters Medical Center Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

November 16, 2022

Nationally Recognized Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - A - Fall 2022Brookhaven, MS November 16, 2022 – King’s Daughters Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates King’s Daughters Medical Center’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

Scott Christensen, FACHE, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center, said, “The Leapfrog Group has led the effort in creating a culture for patient safety in hospitals across America. This is exciting for KDMC to receive an A in Hospital Safety from Leapfrog. All of the KDMC family is committed to safe, efficient, and compassionate care as we achieve our mission of always providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment. It is a great honor to receive this recognition and also a true reflection of the quality of our medical staff and KDMC family.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see King’s Daughters Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.