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UPMC Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ Safety Grade from Leapfrog

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PITTSBURGH – Seventeen UPMC hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, a record number for UPMC. This national distinction recognizes these hospitals’ achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.  
“Although our health care teams — like all those across the country — have experienced enormous strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud of the dedication of each physician, nurse and staff member to maintain safe, high-quality care for the communities we serve,” said Tami Minnier, UPMC’s chief quality and operational excellence officer. “These top marks from The Leapfrog Group recognize the quality care and commitment to the patient experience that patients have come to expect from UPMC hospitals.” 
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns a grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.  
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. 
The following 17 UPMC hospitals earned the top grade for spring 2022: 
UPMC Altoona 
UPMC Bedford 
UPMC Chautauqua 
UPMC East 
UPMC Hamot 
UPMC Horizon-Shenango 
UPMC Northwest 
UPMC Passavant-McCandless 
UPMC Passavant-Cranberry 
UPMC Harrisburg 
UPMC Lititz 
UPMC Memorial 
UPMC Presbyterian 
UPMC Shadyside 
UPMC Somerset 
UPMC St. Margaret 
UPMC Williamsport