Leapfrog Group awards KRMC third consecutive ‘A’ for patient safety

Published by The Bee News

May 5, 2020

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Kingman, Arizona, May 5, 2020 – On Friday, May 1, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) was awarded an ‘A’ when the Leapfrog Group announced their spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes KRMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety. It assigns safety grades to hospitals across the nation twice annually in the spring and fall. 

This grade marks KRMC’s third ‘A’ rating in a row – the first was awarded with Leapfrog’s spring announcement in May 2019, followed by an ‘A’ in November 2019.

KRMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Gaughan said, “Our consistent success highlights the focus, persistence, and pride of KRMC staff working every day to provide quality care and avoid preventable complications for our patients.”

The Leapfrog safety grade has become a gold standard measure of patient safety. Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 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.

To see KRMC’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visithospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Surveycollects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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