City Hospital receives ‘A’ for patient safety

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool City Hospital was one of 750 awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Patient Safety is the most important aspect of every employee’s job. To be recognized with an A for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group is an outstanding accomplishment – one that we take great pride in and we will strive each day to continue to improve. Thank you to all our employees, providers and volunteers for your commitment to caring for our patients,” said Keith Richardson, president and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

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