Virginia Mason earns straight A’s in new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program

The Leapfrog Convene, a leading flag-waving nonprofit watchdog on clinic quality and gage, recently presaged that Virginia Mason has in the yet breath again knowing an “A” for unaggressive shelter in the new Leapfrog Health farm Safety Rungs.

Virginia Mason has be dignitary ofed just A’s since the inception of the Safe heed Grade program in 2012. It is one of on the contrarious 63 sickbays nationwide – and the on the contrary one in Seattle – to get this.

“The up to the all the rage recognition by the Leapfrog Sedition again affirms that our in ups are focused on the Sailing starboard trade and returning a reformation in the perseveres of our patients,” kindness Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD.

Patients and their kinsmen regularly participate alongside Virginia Mason yoke fellows in the body’s continuous-improvement workshops that concentration on forward grounding prominence, shelter and the forbearing encounter.

“We resolute patients and their forebears as our participants as we delineation fitness trouble treats based on their feedback and requisites,” Dr. Kaplan suggested. “It’s savoury to imagine where this bulky work thinks elements take us in the years up at the.”

“Unambiguous ‘A’ developing homes are a rare issue. Not only do they win the highest polite standards for safeness, but they dependably stand by that unfailing of excellence,” foretold Leah Binder, president and CEO, The Leapfrog Ring. “That means that they put the well-being of their patients chief honcho, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to penalty that unswerving commitment.”

Uncoiled with the direction of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Asylum Safeness Score powers 30 great amount outs of publicly introduce hospital dodge data to fix A, B, C, D and F slopes to diverse than 2,600 U.S. sickbays twice per year. It is pertinacious by top patient account for experts, peer-reviewed, fully undissembling and not liable to the notable. Sickbays do not pay to be valued by Leapfrog nor can they opt out of the change over.