Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) received an “A” grade in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the Leapfrog Group announced on May 10th. The distinction is KRMC’s seventh in a row, recognizing the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The group assigns letter grades (A-F) twice a year to all general hospitals across the country. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“In the two years since I became CEO of KRMC, we have worked hard to emphasize a culture of safety at all levels of the organization,” said Will McConnell. “It’s gratifying to see those efforts pay off for the benefit of our patients, and we will continue to prioritize safety in everything we do.”
“Especially given the challenges of the past two years, this honor is a testament to your commitment to patient safety and putting your patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.