Wesley Healthcare April 26, 2018

Wesley Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety
in Leapfrog’s Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grade Survey

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center has once again been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by earning an “A” grade – the highest available – in the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. Wesley Medical Center was the only hospital in Wichita to receive an “A” grade and one of only 750 hospitals nationwide awarded an “A” for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“Congratulations to our multidisciplinary care teams who continue to create new approaches to care and provide a better quality and safer environment for our patients,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley Healthcare president and CEO. “We are proud that these efforts continue to be recognized on a national level as we don’t just want to be one of the best hospitals in Kansas, we want to be the best in the nation.”

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.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

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 2,500 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 Medical Center and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with the Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, Wesley Derby ER, and the region’s only pediatric ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.