Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to announce the “A” Grade they received from Leapfrog this month. Leapfrog is a nonprofit group looking to improve the quality and safety of healthcare and works to encourage transparency and easy access to healthcare information as well as rewards for hospitals that have a proven record of high-quality care.
For 2,651 hospitals nationwide, Leapfrog created a grading system for hospitals based on 26 different measures that range from adherence to safe practices to hospitals’ records of mishaps. The weight of each measure is determined based on evidence, opportunity for improvement, and impact.
Leapfrog’s information comes from two sources: its own surveys of hospitals and data collected from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in which hospitals earn a letter grade based on these safety measures. Scores of a C generally go to hospitals scoring below national averages on these measures while an “A” grade goes to hospitals that well exceeded national averages. This grading system gives consumers a glimpse of what is going on behind hospital doors before selecting a hospital.
To view Little Company of Mary’s full scores or to view what neighboring hospitals scored, please visit Hospitalsafetyscore.org. The Hospital Safety Score is an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade reflecting how safe hospitals are for patients. For the first time ever, this score empowers you to make informed decisions about the safety of your hospital care.
The leapfrog grade “A” is not the only good news. Little Company of Mary is also celebrating two new state-of-the-art buildings opening this year. Built with the patient in mind, the new West Pavilion located adjacent from the hospital will provide patient’s health care needs conveniently under one roof—from routine wellness exams and screenings to advanced diagnostic facilities for even the most critical health conditions. The West Pavilion will house the new Women’s Center for Life and Health, the nationally accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center and the Family Birth Center, which supports family-centered maternity care. The community open house is scheduled for October 14, 2012.
The new Outpatient Care Center is a beautiful 51,000 square-foot, three-story facility will include the southwest area’s first nationally certified immediate care center, physician offices, complete laboratory and a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite. The Outpatient Care Center will open its doors in August, beginning with a community open house at noon on Saturday, August 4th. Pre-registration is now available online at lcmh.org