Newport Hospital again receives top patient safety score

November 9, 2018
Leapfrog Group awards 'A' grade for third consecutive time

Newport Hospital received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades released Thursday by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Grades of A, B, C, D, and F are given to hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other preventable harms.

It was Newport Hospital’s third consecutive “A” in the semiannual rating. The hospital is among 855 nationwide to be awarded the top grade in the fall update.

“The safety of our patients remains our top priority, and is at the very heart of our mission of delivering health with care,” said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “This continued validation of our commitment to best practices and safe, quality care is a credit to our entire hospital team, and reflects their hard work and commitment to the most rigorous national safety standards.”

Developed under the guidance of a blue ribbon national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice each year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Joanna Weeks