Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals earned ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group
Beverly, MA – Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals have each earned an “A” grade for their continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. The ratings signify how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm, including medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. This is the nineteenth year in a row that Beverly Hospital has received the honor, and the seventeenth time that Addison Gilbert Hospital has received this honor.
“All of us at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are deeply honored to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for maintaining the highest standards for patient safety,” said Tom Sands, President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals. “Over the years, our clinicians and staff have demonstrated a deep commitment to provide remarkable care to our patients in a safe environment.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are determined with the guidance of an expert panel using 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Beverly Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
To see Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website.
About Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals
Beverly Hospital is a full-service 221-bed community hospital founded in 1888 that serves more than 13 communities across Massachusetts’ North Shore and Cape Ann. With a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the hospital provides quality, patient-centered care in maternity, pediatrics, surgical, orthopedics and cardiology, as well as other specialties.
Addison Gilbert Hospital is a 44-bed community hospital located in Gloucester, MA. Since its founding in 1889, Cape Ann residents have turned to the hospital when they needed care. Specialties include radiology, cancer care, pain management, cardiology, chronic disease management, inpatient geriatric services and emergency medicine.
Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.