Mary Rutan Hospital is again one of a select few hospitals in the region to earn an "A" grade for keeping patients safe and meeting the highest health care safety standards in the U.S. This recognition comes from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care organization that promotes quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system.
The Leapfrog Group grades hospitals nationwide for their performance in preventing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
"We are proud to receive an 'A' grade from the Leapfrog Group for the second straight time," said Mandy Goble, president and CEO of Mary Rutan Hospital. "These hard-earned grades are evidence of the outstanding efforts made by our clinical and quality teams to improve patient safety and clinical quality throughout our organization."
"It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment. We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff at Mary Rutan Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patients first."
In assigning A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program uses 27 publicly available, peer-reviewed hospital safety measures chosen and analyzed by a panel of top patient safety experts.
"Our primary focus is to achieve the highest level of safety and quality care for our patients. We continue to set the bar higher each time," said Dr. Grant Varian, medical director of Mary Rutan Hospital. "This year we focused on several initiatives to improve quality, safety and patient experience. This score is an excellent and welcome affirmation of the care patients expect and receive from Mary Rutan Hospital."
The honors from Leapfrog are the most recent in a long list of achievements for Mary Rutan Hospital. These include being recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States and achieving one of the highest value-based purchasing scores in Ohio, earning incentive payments for the quality of care Mary Rutan Hospital provides Medicare patients.