LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.
“As our community copes with the coronavirus pandemic, an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group is as important as ever,” said William G. Sisson, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “We are dedicated to the safety of our patients now and every day of the year.”
The Leapfrog Group released its Hospital Safety Grades for spring 2020 today, in which it assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.
This latest rating marks the fifth time in a row that Baptist Health Lexington has received an “A” grade.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“Patient safety is a part of everything we do,” said Karen Hill, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health Lexington. “This rating is the reflection of all of our work to ensure the safest possible environment for our patients and employees.”
To see Baptist Health Lexington’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.