Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Once Again Achieves Elite National Recognition in Patient Safety
Friday, November 16, 2018
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the seventh consecutive year in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.
“We are honored to continue to receive a straight A rating from The Leapfrog Group. Our 13th consecutive A grade truly reflects Signature Healthcare’s priority and commitment to the safety of our patients and employees. I am proud this recognition highlights the exceptional work our nurses, physicians, hospital staff, and volunteers do every day to ensure great patient outcomes in a safe environment.” said Kim Hollon, President & CEO of Signature Healthcare.
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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. “We are inspired by Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To see more details on Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital’s Hospital Safety Grade and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative; assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Signature Healthcare
Signature Healthcare is multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, which is made up of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. Signature Medical Group acts as a patient’s medical home, working with them to coordinate all their healthcare needs, as well as provide access to evidence based patient care and education and self management support. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. We are an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score “A” rating as well as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, as well as winning a Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Centers MySignatureCare.org