Redmond Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Redmond’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital 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 the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“I am especially proud of the hard work and diligence that our team has demonstrated in providing quality care during such a challenging year,” said John Quinlivan, CEO of Redmond Regional Medical Center. “Through it all, we have remained focused on one thing – the care and improvement of human life.
This nationally recognized ‘A’ grade in patient safety is a direct reflection of the high standard of patient-centered care that our colleagues remain committed to every day.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Redmond Regional Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
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 2,700 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.
Redmond Regional Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021.