Doctors Hospital of Laredo received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Doctors Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“We are excited to receive an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,” states Emma Montes-Ewing, CEO, Doctors Hospital of Laredo. “We are honored to be the only hospital in our community to earn such a prestigious achievement. We salute our hospital team for their unwavering commitment to achieving excellence in patient care and safety.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
"An 'A' Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "I thank the leadership and workforce of Doctors Hospital of Laredo for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times."