— Sissel Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer of AdventHealth Manchester, said, "We are honored to have received this designation. As part of our efforts to build a healthy community, we have continued to improve patient care and patient safety. Having our hospital recognized with such distinction is an honor and a reflection of the incredible work our teams have dedicated to keeping our patients and team members safe.”
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 thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of AdventHealth Manchester for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”