Milton, Mass. – October 24, 2013-Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections.
“Significant efforts have been made to ensure that the care we provide to our patients is worthy of an “A” grade,” said Alex Campbell, Director, Health Care Quality & Patient Safety. “And today, these efforts have been recognized.”
"It's The Leapfrog Group's goal to give patients the information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We congratulate the hospitals that earned an 'A' and we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highest scores for putting patient safety first."
To see BID-Milton’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey assesses hospital performance based on national performance measures of safety, quality, and resource utilization. These measures are of specific interest to healthcare purchasers and consumers, and cover a broad spectrum of hospital processes, outcomes, and structures in many areas of care. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark the progress they are making in improving the care they deliver.
About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org ) is a national not-for-profit organization that was founded over a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private healthcare purchasers. The organization strives to make giant “leaps” forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of healthcare in the U.S. by promoting transparency and value-based hospital incentives. To that end, Leapfrog has focused on measuring and publicly reporting on hospital performance through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The survey is a trusted, transparent, and evidence-based national tool that more than 1100 hospitals voluntarily participate in free of charge. For more information on The Leapfrog Hospital Survey visit http://leapfroghospitalsurvey.org/ .
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) is an 83-bed community hospital that provides community based health care to people of all ages in Milton, Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Canton, Hyde Park, Dorchester and other local communities. Previously known as Milton Hospital, BID-Milton joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in January of 2012, formalizing their long-standing, collaborative relationship. Services include general medical and surgical inpatient care, a complete complement of outpatient health services and 24-hour emergency services.