May 05, 2019
WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER once again have been recognized for their dedication to patient safety by earning an “A” grade – the highest available – in the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. 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.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 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 Hospital Safety Grade.