Chester County Hospital has been awarded an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. In Pennsylvania, only 61 hospitals received an A grade. This national distinction recognizes Chester County Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“This recognition exemplifies the hard work the hospital’s care teams, medical staff and nurses do each day. Given the extraordinary circumstances the healthcare industry has undergone over the last few years, I could not be prouder of the hard work and dedication the team provides to our community,” said Michael Duncan, president and CEO of Chester County Hospital
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to 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 the 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Chester County Hospital 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,” she continued.
To see Chester County Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit the website.