HCA/HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. This is the fifth consecutive ‘A’ for the hospital and TMCA is the only hospital in Aurora to receive an ‘A’ grade. The designation recognizes TMCA’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“Every day, our No. 1 priority is to provide excellent care to our patients,” said Dianne McCallister, chief medical officer at TMCA and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. “We have been caring for the Aurora community for over 40 years and we’re the only hospital in Aurora to receive ‘A’ grades over the last two and a half years. That speaks to the skill of our exceptional employees and physicians who work together to ensure that every patient receives safe, high quality care.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
The Medical Center of Aurora was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the fall 2018 update of grades. To see TMCA’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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