Schneck Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 20, 2020

Schneck Medical Center has been awarded its ninth consecutive ‘A’ from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Schneck’s achievements in providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
 
“Earning our ninth consecutive ‘A’ is a testament to Schneck’s dedication to our patients and our commitment to safety and quality of care,” said Warren Forgey, President/CEO, Schneck Medical Center.
 
The ‘A’ grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care. The grade is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
 
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Schneck. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
 
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
 
To see Schneck’s full grade details as well as those of hospitals across the nation, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.