Two Chester County Hospitals Receive Top Marks From Nonprofit Hospital Safety Grade 


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A newly released report by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, an employer-driven, safety-focused rating system, has awarded top marks to two Chester County hospitals.

The Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report graded hospitals based on their care during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw years of patient safety progress reversed. 

“For a long time, the health care community tried to improve safety, but progress stalled,” said Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder. “The big difference over this decade is that for the first time, we publicly reported each hospital’s record on patient safety, and that galvanized the kind of change we all hoped for.”

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.

Only 53 hospitals in Pennsylvania received an “A” rating. 

The two local hospitals that received an A rating are Chester County Hospital in West Chester and Main Line Health’s Paoli Hospital in Paoli. 

This national distinction recognizes Chester County Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital and is the second “A” grade received in 2022.

“This recognition is a result of the hard work of the hospital’s care teams, medical staff and nurses each day. Their commitment to providing safe and compassionate care to our community is admirable, and I could not be prouder of their dedication,” said Michael Duncan, president and CEO of Chester County Hospital.

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