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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety from the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Date:5/9/2017

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades were announced this week by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center received an “A,” ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leap Frog Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.

“Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Dale Johns, CEO of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. “We are the only hospital in Salt Lake County to earn an A grade this year, which motivates us to continue our commitment to patient safety standards, including making positive changes for the benefit of each patient.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade seeks to help consumers make informed decisions about their medical care by providing data and research on how hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. These safety grades also motivate local hospitals to uphold the highest safety standards and remain transparent about their safety and quality.

Additionally, The Leapfrog Group announced that Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has been named a Top General Hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Salt Lake Regional Medical Center’s commitment to patient safety and quality. The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

To view the full grade for Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has been caring for the people of the Salt Lake Valley for 140 years. Built in 1875, it was one of the first hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake Regional offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women’s services and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Currently, the 158-bed hospital encompasses 316,000 sq. ft. of medical facilities, including three medical office buildings on campus.  Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. For more information, visit saltlakeregional.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14317411.htm.


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