BMH Receives Leapfrog Safety Grade "A"
Beauregard Memorial Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
DeRidder, Louisiana – November 7, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Beauregard Memorial Hospital was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Only 15 hospitals in Louisiana received and “A” and Beauregard Memorial is the only hospital in the surrounding area to receive this honor.
“The entire staff at Beauregard Memorial Hospital work relentlessly to provide the safest care to our patients. This fall, those effort were recognized when we earned an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,” said Bud Barrow, CEO of Beauregard Memorial Hospital. “This recognition is based on the important steps we take every day to protect patients from harm. I’m proud of and honored by our “A” that recognizes our staff’s commitment to protecting patients,” Barrow concluded.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Beauregard Memorial Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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 Beauregard Memorial Hospital’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
Beauregard Memorial Hospital has been providing high quality health care to Beauregard Parish and surrounding communities for more than 60 years. Our success is the result of a team effort that is focused on safety, quality and compassion for every patient, family member and visitor who enter our doors.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.