SOMC Earns ‘A’ Rating for Safety from the Leapfrog GroupPosted on 05/12/2023

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, recently announced the spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
SOMC has earned this prestigious honor of an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group since the fall of 2018, also marking their 10th straight “A” score. SOMC is one of only 171 hospitals nationwide to receive this rating and only one of seven in Ohio to have received an A since 2018. The organization is also one of 29% nationwide to receive the designation and one of 31 in Ohio to receive an “A” in 2023.
“Safety is one of our top priorities at SOMC, so this designation is something we’re very proud of,” SOMC Director of Safety Services Christy Timberlake said. “We’ve confronted a lot of challenges, but our commitment to safety has never wavered. This recognition is a testament to that fact.”
The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 3,000 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.
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