LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has been awarded an “A” in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements of facilities in providing safer health care. This is the fourth consecutive time MedStar St. Mary’s has earned this honor.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns letter grades to more than 2,000 U.S. acute-care hospitals in six-month cycles. Leapfrog assesses how well facilities prevent medical errors, injuries, accidents, and other harm through up to 28 measures of publicly-available safety data. Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, with results free to the public at HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
“The credit for this distinction continues to go to our hardworking staff. Now more than ever, we are so impressed with the work they are doing each day to ensure patient safety remains our top priority,” said Christine Wray, president of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”