Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals awarded ‘A’ grades for patient safety by 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 Fall 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 twentieth time in a row that Beverly Hospital has received the honor, and Beverly Hospital is one of only 23 hospitals in the United States and only one of two hospitals in Massachusetts to be awarded an “A” every grading cycle since 2012. This is the eighteenth time that Addison Gilbert Hospital has received this honor.
“I am so proud of the teams at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals for their commitment to excellence and creating a culture of safety, trust and transparency,” said Toms Sands, president, Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals. “Patients can feel at ease when they come to our hospitals that the clinicians and staff work hard to provide the highest level of safe patient care.”
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.
“Throughout this pandemic, the clinicians and staff have worked even harder to provide the same level of outstanding care while maintaining a safe environment for our patients,” said Mark Gendreau, MD, chief medical officer at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals. “It’s an honor to see our collective efforts under challenging circumstances be recognized by Leapfrog’s highest safety designation.”
“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 Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.