Delta County Memorial Hospital Awarded “A” for Patient Safety

Delta, CO, October 31st, 2017- Delta County Memorial Hospital, 49 bed hospital non-profit hospital was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits for the third time in the past three years.

The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score. The A, B, C, D, or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals is based upon preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was completed under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“Delta County Memorial Hospital is very proud of being awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for the third time in the past three years. The safety score demonstrates our level of commitment and service to our patients and Delta County families,” stated CEO Jason Cleckler.

In comparison other Western Slope hospitals rated by The Leapfrog Group were: www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

To see Delta County Memorial Hospital’s scores as they compare locally and nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at the same website. See below…

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical and medication errors.

About the Leapfrog Group:
The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization using the collective leverage of large purchases of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care in Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Journalists interested in additional trend analyses and scheduling an interview should contact LeapfrogMediaGroup@sternstrategy.com.