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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Lakeview Hospital receives fourth straight A grade for patient safety


The Leapfrog Group has given Lakeview Hospital an A grade for patient safety for the fourth time in a row. The Leapfrog Group is an independent non-profit committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Across the U.S., 750 hospitals were awarded A grades for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“We’re proud of our repeat A grades as it shows our commitment to maintaining high standards of patient safety. We have worked hard to create a culture of safety at Lakeview,” said Ted Wegleitner, President of Lakeview Hospital. “Daily, our staff make sure that the safety of our patients comes first – from the moment they enter our doors.”

Through its Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, released twice a year, the Leapfrog Group assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to 2,500 hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an A safety grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Lakeview Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.