Wellington Regional Medical Center has been named an ‘A’ hospital for patient safety in the Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.
The designation recognizes Wellington Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
The Safety Grade assigns a grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are thrilled to be rated as an ‘A’ hospital by the Leapfrog Group,” WRMC CEO Pam Tahan said. “Patient safety is the top priority for Wellington Regional, and earning an ‘A’ rating by one of the nation’s premier review organizations is an indication of the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality care possible.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice a year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment that the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who worked so hard to earn this A.”
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding communities.
The hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, a comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures, and a wellness and weight loss center.
To learn more about the hospital, visit www.wellingtonregional.com.