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UPMC Hospitals Receive Top Quality Marks from Leapfrog Group

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PITTSBURGH – Fifteen UPMC hospitals received top “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization that aims to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.


“At UPMC, we are dedicated to providing the safest, highest quality care for every patient, every day,” said Tami Minnier, UPMC’s chief quality officer. “Leapfrog’s recognition in the form of so many top grades for UPMC hospitals across the state is a testament to the efforts of every physician, nurse and staff member who strive to create the best possible experience and outcomes for our patients.” 


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.


The following 15 UPMC hospitals earned the top grade for fall 2019:


  • UPMC Altoona
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Horizon – Greenville
  • UPMC McKeesport
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Passavant – Cranberry
  • UPMC Passavant – McCandless
  • UPMC Carlisle
  • UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic
  • UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
  • UPMC Pinnacle West Shore
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC St. Margaret


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.