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