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Manchester Memorial Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group. Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) was one of 12 hospitals in the state of Kentucky to receive an “A” grade, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“We are delighted and proud of receiving another ‘A’ rating from the prestigious Leapfrog group,” said Erika Skula, CEO.  “This top grade is a reflection and a result of our long standing commitment to patient safety and quality care.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Manchester Memorial Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.


*published in the Manchester Enterprise