Baptist Health Richmond again rates an A for hospital safety

October 31, 2017

Baptist Health Richmond was one of 832 hospitals awarded an "A" from the Leapfrog Group

For the second time this year, Baptist Health Richmond has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from a national organization.

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, released the new fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades today. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. 

Baptist Health Richmond was one of 832 hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. — the same grade it earned in the spring ratings.

“Patient safety is our top priority at Baptist Health Richmond,” said President Todd Jones. “Our philosophy is to put patients first in everything that we do. It is gratifying that our team has been recognized once again for its efforts and focus on doing what’s best for our patients.”

“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 Baptist Health Richmond for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”  

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Baptist Health Richmond’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.