Einstein Medical Center Montgomery was awarded an ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Einstein Montgomery’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
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 more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“Earning an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is a tremendous achievement and reflects the dedication on the part of our clinicians and staff in keeping our patients safe,” says Beth Duffy, President and Chief Operating Officer for Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. “Our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technologists, and every staff member adhere to the highest standards in safety to ensure optimal clinical outcomes for our patients.”
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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Einstein Montgomery for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
About Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, part of Einstein Healthcare Network which is a division of Jefferson Health, offers a full range of medical and surgical care. Services include: a full service maternity unit with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; 24-hour emergency medicine; advanced heart care, including cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology intervention; cutting-edge cancer care; orthopedics and bariatric surgery. Primary care services are provided by Einstein Physicians, a network of physicians, nurses and healthcare specialists dedicated to serving patients throughout every stage of life. For more information, visit Einstein.edu/Montgomery or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.
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 in the quality and safety of American health care. 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.