Mon Health hospitals receive “A” rankings for high quality care standards, patient safety

MORGANTOWN — Two Mon Health System hospitals were nationally recognized for  care standards and patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit group that collects data about the nation’s hospitals and ranks them, gave its highest “A” grade to Mon Health Medical Center, in Morgantown, and to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Weston, in the group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, Mon Health Systems said in a press release.
According to Mon Health, the two  hospitals were the only ones in north-central West Virginia to earn the “A” grade. Critical access hospitals like Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital are not graded by the Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to the high standards of care and attention to detail the staff at Mon Health provide,” said Mon Health President and CEO David Goldberg. “When you walk through our doors, you can feel the difference. We care for people like they are family, delivering the safest and highest quality patient care each and every time.”
The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on  performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The results of the Leapfrog’s data gathering are free to the public.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
“Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Mon Health Medical Center and Mon Health Stonewall Jackson were two of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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