North Ottawa Community Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
“Receiving an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group is a great honor and a testament to our team’s dedication to patient safety,” said Shelleye Yaklin, President and CEO of NOCHS.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of NOCH for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship and new collect and hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The , Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, .