Day Kimball Hospital has once again been nationally recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. This national distinction celebrates Day Kimball Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors and providing safer patient care. Day Kimball Hospital has also been honored with an “A” grade in both the spring 2021 release and the fall 2021 release, as well as the spring 2022 release of the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.
“Our patients rely on Day Kimball to deliver safe, high-quality care, and receiving an ‘A’ hospital safety grade four times in a row from a highly respected group like Leapfrog speaks to Day Kimball’s dedication, commitment, and teamwork to making patient safety a top priority,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “Ensuring that Northeast Connecticut’s residents have access to high-quality, compassionate care is a commitment that everyone in our organization takes very seriously, and it motivates each and every one of us to do our very best each and every day as we serve our community. I am beyond proud of our entire team’s hard work and dedication which has enabled us to achieve this distinction from Leapfrog once again.”
“Day Kimball Hospital is committed to the highest levels of patient safety, and receiving four consecutive “A” grades for our efforts by a nationally recognized organization like Leapfrog is a testament to the excellent care we provide”, said Dr. Martin Durtschi, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Quality for Day Kimball Healthcare. ”This important distinction truly reflects our ongoing commitment to clinical standards of excellence and our resolve to improve the health and well-being of the community we serve. I am so grateful to our diligent and dedicated team and the exceptional job they do staying focused on patient safety to protect them from harm.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see Day Kimball Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
DKH takes pride in the excellence of care provided to its patients and the community. To learn more about all of Day Kimball Hospital’s various safety and quality measures, visit www.daykimball.org/quality.