WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER have been once again been recognized for their dedication to patient safety by earning an “A” grade – the highest available – in the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2017
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. Wesley Healthcare hospitals were the only two in Wichita to receive “A” grades and two of only 832 hospitals nationwide awarded an “A” for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“Our scores speak directly to the initiatives we have championed to improve our patient care and safety processes,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley Healthcare president and CEO. “Exceptional outcomes based on best practices are our goal, and we are proud that those efforts have again been recognized on a national level.”
The Hospital Safety Score is one of the gold standard ratings for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of Wesley Healthcare for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F grade to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. This score represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
To see Wesley’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Wesley Healthcare and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.