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King’s Daughters Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 10, 2022

Brookhaven, MS, May 10, 2022 King’s Daughters Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes King’s Daughters Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

Alvin Hoover, FACHE, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center said “The Leapfrog Group has led the effort to create a culture for patient safety in hospitals across America. It is an exciting achievement for KDMC to once again receive an A in Safety from Leapfrog. All of the KDMC family is committed to providing 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, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty 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 health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of King’s Daughters Medical Center 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 health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

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.

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About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward 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.

King’s Daughters Medical Center is an acute care, 99 bed hospital in Brookhaven – in southwest Mississippi. The hospital was founded in 1914 and is now located at 427 Highway 51 N in Brookhaven, MS since 1964. Over the past several years King’s Daughters has been continually recognized by numerous rating agencies for their quality and patient care along with their employee satisfaction scores.