For the second consecutive time, The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, awarded Day Kimball Hospital an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. This national distinction recognizes DKH’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. Earlier this year, DKH was also honored with an “A” grade in the spring 2021 release of the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.
"We are proud to again be formally recognized as a leader in patient safety – especially in a period so consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “Receiving the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ‘A’ Grade is affirmation of the relentless commitment our team makes to providing best-in-class patient care every day.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Day Kimball Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Day Kimball Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org (opens in a new tab) and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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.