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Griffin Hospital Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

By Alex Stackpole on 4/17/2017

For the sixth time in a row, Griffin Hospital in Derby was ranked among the leading hospitals in the nation for providing safe care to its patients.

The Leapfrog Group recently awarded Griffin Hospital an “A” grade for its Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Score survey. This is the hospital’s sixth “A” in three years. Griffin is the only hospital in Connecticut to receive six straight top scores and was one of just five hospitals in the state to receive the “A” for this period.

“We are very proud to once again earn this recognition of our commitment to safety,” said Kathleen Martin, Vice President for Patient Safety and Care Improvement at Griffin. “We firmly believe that every single member of the Griffin Hospital family is a caregiver, whether they are a housekeeper, nurse or physician, and that means we work together to prevent harm to our patients and provide them with care that is exceptional.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital safety rating organization whose Hospital Safety Grades are the gold standard rating for patient safety.

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 nationwide twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

To see Griffin’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit hospitalsafetyscore.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.

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