Leapfrog Group gives Mon Health an ‘A’

MORGANTOWN — Mon Health Medical Center recently received an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, for its commitment to meeting the highest patient safety standards in the U.S.

Mon Health Medical Center is the only hospital in north-central West Virginia to earn an “A” grade, and one of two in the entire state. Pleasant Valley Hospital in Mason County received the other “A.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

“Being recognized for meeting the highest patient safety standards is a true testament to our dedicated staff and their commitment to keeping patients safe,” said Daphne Scordato, vice president of patient care services at Mon Health Medical Center.

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To access the grades for all hospitals in West Virginia and view Mon Health Medical Center’s full grade, visit www.hospitalsafetygrades.org.

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