Top Marks for Safety From The Leapfrog Group

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton receives an “A” Grade from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety. Hospitals that receive this recognition protect patients from preventable harm and errors in the hospital.   

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that uses 30 national performance measures to grade hospitals from across the U.S.

Leapfrog’s grading system takes several factors into account, including errors, accidents, injuries and infections patients may encounter while in the hospital. Leapfrog also grades the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Each hospital graded by Leapfrog receives an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” for safety.

Full safety grade details for LVH–Hazleton are available at