Baptist Health Corbin again rates an A for hospital safety
Baptist Health Corbin has earned the top rating of "A" for hospital safety from a national organization.
CORBIN, KY. (April 24, 2017) –Baptist Health Corbin 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 Corbin was one of 750 hospitals awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
“Patient safety is our top priority at Baptist Health Corbin,” said President Larry Gray. “Our philosophy is to put patients first in everything that we do. It is gratifying that our team has been recognized 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 Corbin 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 Corbin’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
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 health care. 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.
About Baptist Health
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of nine hospitals (eight owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 300 points of care, including outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers. Its subsidiary, Baptist Health Plan, provides health insurance, managed care services and administrative services to employers, employees and their dependents, serving members in Kentucky, Indiana and several surrounding states.
Baptist Health’s eight owned hospitals include more than 2,400 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah, Richmond and New Albany, Ind. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Health, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown. Baptist Health employs nearly 21,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Baptist’s physician network, Baptist Health Medical Group, has nearly 1,100 employed providers, including about 600 employed physicians, plus more than 2,000 independent physicians.