Milton, Mass. – For the third time in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton (BID Milton) received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for their continued commitment to patient safety in spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes BID Milton’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm including medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.
“Our staff is dedicated and committed to ensuring the safest possible experience for our patients,” said Rich Fernandez, president of BID Milton. “Receiving this ‘A’ recognition highlights the diligence of all our caregivers and the collective effort it takes to deliver exceptional care. We are very proud to receive this grade.”
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, accidents, injuries 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 harm 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of BID Milton for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see BID Milton’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton (BID Milton) is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals. More than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees share in a mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
BID Milton is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.