Chester County Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The hospital was one of just two in Chester County to receive this distinction.
“This award represents the hard work our frontline staff do each day. They dedicate their lives to their patients and make safety a No. 1 priority,” said Michael Duncan, president and CEO of Chester County Hospital.
In Pennsylvania, only 56 hospitals received an A grade. The score reflects commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
“This ranking demonstrates our commitment to delivering quality and safe care to our friends, families, and neighbors,” Duncan said.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and healthcare workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battled COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Chester County Hospital. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. healthcare system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.