Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades awarded ‘A’ grades to both St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in its Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade report.

The safety grades are assigned to more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually, and use national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Sur­vey and other supplemental data sources, according to the group’s website.

“Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors,” according to the website.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors — and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

The most recent scores represent the third consecutive ‘A’ grade for both Integris Bass and St. Mary’s.

For more information and the full reports, visit https://tinyurl.com/LeapFrog-Enid-2019.

Story provided by Enid News & Eagle

Written by: James Neal