National Safety Experts Reward Presence Health Hospitals “A” Grade

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URBANA – The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading patient safety experts, have given Presence Health Hospitals an “A” Hospital Safety Score.

This means Presence Covenant Medical Center and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center met rigorous criteria in keeping its patients from experiencing errors, injuries, accidents and infections. These standards are set by the national independent training organization.

“Patient safety requires a disciplined and experienced team of caring professionals,” says Regional President and CEO, Presence Health Jared Rogers, MD.

“As acknowledged by this important rating, our associates have shown an exceptional dedication to quality care and remain sharply focused every day on our patients’ safety,” Rogers adds.

The Hospital Safety Score was developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. It uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score. A hospital’s score reflects its overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm by examining and rating them on errors, injuries, accident and infections.

More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with only 773 hospitals receiving an A grade.

The full scores for Presence Covenant Medical Center and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, along with other hospitals, can be found here.

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