Wilson Health Earns "A" Grade for Patient Safety

New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Wilson Health’s Wilson Memorial Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“We are very pleased to be one of only two hospitals in the northern Miami Valley region to receive an ‘A’ rating safety score,” said Mark Dooley, President and CEO, Wilson Health. “At Wilson, our number one goal is patient safety. The continued acknowledgement from the Leapfrog Group speaks to our commitment to this goal. This recognition is to be shared with all associates of Wilson Health, all of whom come in contact with patients in one form or another.”

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Wilson Health’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.