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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11
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WELLINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NATIONALLY RATED AN " A" FOR PATIENT SAFETY BY THE LEAPFROG GROUP

Rating Indicates Wellington Regional as one of the Safest Hospitals in the Country
 
April 29 2021 - Wellington Regional Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Wellington Regional’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 
 
“We are thrilled to be rated as an ‘A’ hospital by The Leapfrog Group,” said Pam Tahan, CEO, Wellington Regional Medical Center.  “Patient safety remains the top priority for Wellington Regional and earning an ‘A’ rating by one of the nation’s premier review organizations is an indication of our team’s commitment to providing the highest quality care possible.  The rating signifies that Wellington Regional is among the safest hospitals for patients in the nation.” 
 
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. 
 
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Wellington Regional shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
 
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.
 
 
About Wellington Regional Medical Center
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit www.wellingtonregional.com.
 
 
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 Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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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