November 21, 2022
Memorial Health received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in their Fall 2022 grades. This national distinction celebrates Memorial Health’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Patient safety is always at the forefront of everything we do,” said Dr. Ramon Meguiar, Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Health. “We are committed to providing safe, high-quality care for our patients and we are honored to receive this distinction from the Leapfrog Group. I applaud our colleagues for their dedication to patient safety and congratulate them on this achievement.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see Memorial Health’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.