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FHN Memorial Hospital Earns an 'A' for Patient Safety

11/13/2016

FHN Memorial Hospital was one of just 844 hospitals nationwide to receive an 'A' ranking for patient safety from Leapfrog, a national patient safety watchdog group.

It is gratifying to be awarded for our efforts in patient safety," said FHN President and CEO Michael Perry, MD. "The goal of each and every person at FHN is to provide our communities with the best possible healthcare services and to help you and your family work toward and maintain your best health, and patient safety is at the heart of that goal."

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide to provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the United States, were announced Oct. 31.

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice each year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

"Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital," said Lean Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. "We recognize and appreciate 'A' hospitals' vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe."

To see FHN Memorial Hospital's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook.