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Griffin Hospital Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

Griffin Hospital Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety

May 13 2016

Griffin Hospital was again ranked among the leading hospitals in Connecticut for providing safe care to its patients.

The Leapfrog Group awarded Griffin Hospital an “A” grade for its Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score survey. This is the hospital’s fifth “A” in three years and Griffin was one of just four hospitals in the state to receive the top score.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized for our commitment to safety. We make it our priority to put patients first and that mission starts with keeping our patients safe,” said Kathleen Martin, Vice President for Patient Safety and Care Improvement. “Every single member of the Griffin Hospital family is a caregiver and that means we work together to prevent harm to our patients and provide them with the best hospital experience possible.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital safety rating organization whose Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety. The score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts, rating hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is published widely to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when choosing a hospital stay.

“Griffin Hospital’s A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with Griffin Hospital among only four Connecticut hospitals in the select group of 773 hospitals nationwide receiving an A grade.

The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review their hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see Griffin’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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