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LVHN Hospitals Receive Top Marks for Safety

LVH–Cedar Crest, LVH–Hecktown Oaks earn “A” safety ratings from The Leapfrog Group

LVH–Cedar Crest, LVH–Hecktown Oaks earn “A” safety ratings from The Leapfrog Group.

LVH–Cedar Crest and LVH–Hecktown Oaks are receiving an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2023. Hospitals receive this recognition for protecting patients from preventable harm and errors in the hospital.   

“High-quality, compassionate care begins with making safety a priority at every level,” says Matthew McCambridge, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality, Patient Safety and Acute Care Continuum Officer, LVHN. “Our physicians, nurses and health care professionals go above and beyond to prevent harm, and receiving an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group is evidence of our commitment to safe care.”

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

Each hospital graded by Leapfrog receives an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” for safety. 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.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety grading system is peer-reviewed and transparent to the public. It is also the only safety rating system in the country that exclusively measures how well hospitals prevent medical errors and harm to patients.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means LVH–Cedar Crest and LVH–Hecktown Oaks made a true commitment to put patients first,” says Leah Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

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