For the third consecutive time, Day Kimball Hospital has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. This national distinction recognizes Day Kimball Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. Day Kimball Hospital was also honored with an “A” grade in both the spring 2021 release and the fall 2021 release of the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.
“Day Kimball Hospital is profoundly honored to have been awarded with a third “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “Achieving this distinction while simultaneously facing the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic is a clear indication of our commitment to maintaining patient safety, and underscores the high-quality, compassionate care we have provided to our community throughout our 127-year history. We understand and respect the responsibility we have in serving our community, and each day we rededicate ourselves to making a difference for those we are privileged to serve. This recognition is affirmation that we are on the right path.”
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, accidents, injuries 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Day Kimball Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
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.