Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Among the Safest Hospitals Nationwide
Friday, November 22, 2019
Signature Healthcare was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing organizations that protect patients from harm and provide safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers. An ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade is assigned to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
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. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Signature Healthcare’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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 as well as Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America. Visit: MySignatureCare.org.