Kettering Health Hamilton earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We always want our community to feel confident in the level of care they receive at Kettering Health Hamilton,” said Kettering Health Hamilton President Paul Hoover. “Our continued ‘A’ ranking illustrates our commitment to safe, high-quality care. Our providers and staff will continue to work together to ensure we’re offering superior healthcare through innovation and improvement.”
The Leapfrog Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring. Kettering Health Hamilton has the most consecutive “A” grades of Butler County’s hospitals.
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Kettering Health Hamilton made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff, and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
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