Clinch Valley Health Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
November 11, 2021
Clinch Valley Health received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Clinch Valley Health’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
Clinch Valley Health’s CEO Peter Mulkey offered, “This honor is a testament to our entire healthcare team’s commitment to providing high-quality health care to the communities we serve. Receiving the ‘A’ grade is a confirmation of our staff’s dedication to caring for all patients in the safest environment possible.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Clinch Valley Health for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”