GRMC Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

On December 14th 2020, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center  was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing GRMC’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The 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 based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“It is an honor to again be recognized for an ‘A’ in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group,” said Robert Haynes, CEO of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. To be identified as an outstanding facility for quality and safety, during a widespread pandemic, is an immense achievement. It is rewarding to see the hard work the staff at GRMC are practicing on a daily basis continues to be recognized on a national level.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

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 2,600 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.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see GRMC’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org