Good Samaritan Medical Center Recognized with ‘A’ Rating for Patient Safety for the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
BROCKTON – Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Steward family hospital received a second consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Good Samaritan Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and providing safer health care.
“This national distinction is a tribute to the outstanding efforts of every member of our team and their commitment to patient safety and high-quality care,” said Matthew Hesketh, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “The dedication and collaboration of our physicians, nurses and staff during the past year has been exceptional. Patient safety remains the highest priority for everyone at Good Samaritan.”
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, 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 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Good Samaritan Medical Center 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.”
To see Good Samaritan Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.