WEST MONROE, La. – (5/16/19) Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a Steward family hospital, was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
The designation recognizes Glenwood’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Glenwood is part of Steward Health Care – the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States – which leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to provide the highest quality care and safety in communities where patients live.
“We are thrilled to receive an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog group. Keeping our patients healthy and safe is our top priority at Glenwood Regional and across all Steward hospitals,” said Jeremy Tinnerello, President of Glenwood Regional Medical Center. “This ‘A’ grade is a testament to the dedication of our care teams to continuously strive to improve patient safety and outcomes.”
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, 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.
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