Kingman, Arizona, January 6, 2021 – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) was awarded another ‘A’ when the Leapfrog Group announced their fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade on December 14, 2020. This designation recognizes KRMC’s efforts in protecting patients from preventable harm.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety. It assigns safety grades to hospitals across the nation twice annually in the spring and fall.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Kingman Regional Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
“During a global health crisis, our staff has remained more committed than ever to the safety of our patients,” said Leslie Juzek, director of Quality Management at KRMC. “We are proud to achieve a fourth ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog group and will continue to evaluate our safety protocols to ensure the best care for our patients.”
The Leapfrog safety grade has become a gold-standard measure of patient safety. Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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. To see KRMC’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.