Memorial University Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent organization that strives to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of healthcare. The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Hospitals across the country were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their overall safety.
“Ensuring the safety of our patients is a top priority every day. We host an annual safety fair for our Team Members, we use electronic safeguards to prevent medication errors, and we require many hours of annual training and education. Receiving an ‘A’ is a tribute to our hardworking team,” said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health.
The Hospital Safety Score analyzes 26 measures to produce a single score that represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
To see MUMC’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. The website also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.