LEXINGTON, KY. (WTVQ) – Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.
Of the 46 hospitals rated in Kentucky by The Leapfrog Group, only 10 received an “A” rating.
The Leapfrog Group released its bi-annual Hospital Safety Grades Tuesday. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.
Baptist Health Lexington was one of 750 U.S. hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards.
“Baptist Health Lexington remains dedicated to providing the best patient care available,” says William G. Sisson, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “We continue to be recognized on a national level for keeping quality and safety as our No. 1 priority.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Baptist Health Lexington’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org .