King’s Daughters Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
April 24, 2018
Brookhaven, MS – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
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. Receiving an A Safety Grade with Leapfrog for the fourth consecutive grading period is an impressive achievement for our team. Everyone at KDMC has bought into providing safe, compassionate and efficient care. We strive for an “A” Safety Grade.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public
To see [King’s Daughters Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.
King’s Daughters Medical Center is an acute care, 99 bed hospital founded in 1914 and is located at 427 Highway 51 N. in Brookhaven, MS. Over the past several years King’s Daughters has been continually recognized by numerous rating agencies for their quality, patient care and safety along with their employee satisfaction scores.