Good Samaritan Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
BROCKTON, MA – Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Good Samaritan Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care.
“The safety of our patients is our highest priority. To achieve this distinction is especially meaningful as we faced the challenge of the COVID Pandemic. The ‘A’ Grade from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our entire team of physicians, nurses, and staff,” said Matthew Hesketh, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “I congratulate them on this achievement and for their ongoing focus on patient safety.”
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 over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, 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 hospital prevention of medical errors and harms 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 Good Samaritan Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Good Samaritan Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.