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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The following UPMC hospitals have received top “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade: 

  • UPMC Altoona
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Carlisle
  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Harrisburg
  • UPMC Horizon – Greenville
  • UPMC McKeesport
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Passavant – Cranberry
  • UPMC Passavant – McCandless
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC St. Margaret
  • UPMC West Shore

Top Hospitals Recognition

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC Northwest were also recognized among the nation’s top hospitals with Leapfrog Top Hospital awards. UPMC Northwest was honored in the Top Rural Hospitals category and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was recognized in the rankings for Top Children’s Hospitals.

About Leapfrog Ratings

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization that aims to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

According to The Leapfrog Group, hospital patient safety rankings can be a life-or-death matter, with hospitals graded “A” saving more lives. More than 2,600 hospitals are rated by Leapfrog twice a year based on their ability to prevent medical errors, infections and other harms to patients.

Evaluation Process

Each spring and fall, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F score to hospitals across the United States. Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available safety data to assess participating facilities.