Beverly Hospital Receives 10 Years of Straight ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog Group
Beverly, MA – The Leapfrog Group has awarded Beverly Hospital with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for the 22nd consecutive time, recognizing it as one of the only 22 hospitals in the country to be awarded an “A” in every Hospital Safety Grade cycle since 2012.
“We are so proud to accept this ‘A’ recognition, which highlights the unwavering commitment of our Beverly Hospital team to providing the highest quality care and the safest experience possible to our patients,” said Tom Sands, president of Beverly Hospital. “We applaud the efforts of our nurses, clinicians and staff each and every day, and are grateful to the Leapfrog Group for recognizing their efforts.”
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.
“A hospital receiving consistent ‘A’ grades for an entire decade is a rare and remarkable achievement,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This persistence demonstrates a hospital’s dedication to continuously prioritize patient safety, while adapting to an evolving healthcare landscape and facing the challenges of a global pandemic. This hospital and community should be momentously proud.”
To see Beverly Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
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.