December 14, 2020
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade a national distinction recognizing Memorial Hospital's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital's performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are very proud of being recognized with another Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade rating this year,” said Bradley S. Talbert, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital. “Our patients always come first and we are proud of our colleagues working hard to provide the best care for our patients each and every day, especially during this challenging and unprecedented time in our history.”
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.
Memorial Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Memorial Hospital's full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.