Milford Regional Recognized for Patient Safety for 8th Time
Milford Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradeamp;source=gmail&ust=1652899322736000&usg=AOvVaw1LAdZ7RKbfDj2wQiwETveN"> Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Milford Regional’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. This marks the eighth consecutive period that Milford Regional has received this top grade from the Leapfrog Group.
“Patient safety is our highest priority. Our ability to maintain exemplary performance on this front is only possible due to a commitment by many throughout our inpatient and outpatient settings,” said Milford Regional’s President and CEO Edward J. Kelly. “We take great pride in our comprehensive safety efforts.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Milford Regional Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
Milford Regional Medical Center is a full-service, community and regional teaching hospital located in Milford, Mass. and serves patients from more than 20 towns in Central Massachusetts.