April 29, 2021
MountainView Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing MountainView Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is MountainView’s sixth consecutive A rating, since 2018.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“MountainView Hospital continues to lead in our community in the area of safe, quality care because of our people,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. “Each member of the MountainView team plays a crucial role in providing a safe, respectful, caring environment for all of our patients, and is one of our top priorities. Providing that safe consistent care is even more critical during a time of a community health crisis. I am proud of the MountainView team for keeping safety at the forefront no matter the challenges.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but MountainView Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
MountainView Hospital was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see MountainView Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.