Baptist Health Lexington receives top hospital safety A rating
May 17, 2019
Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of "A" for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization. Baptist Health Lexington has earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization. Of the 52 hospitals rated in Kentucky, only 11 received an “A” rating. No other Lexington hospital received an “A.”
Twice each year, The Leapfrog Group released its Hospital Safety Grades, in which it 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.
This latest rating marks the third time in a row that Baptist Health Lexington has received an “A” grade.
“Keeping patients safe is our No. 1 priority,” said William G. Sisson, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “We are committed to constant and consistent improvement of our safety measures because our patients deserve the very highest-quality care.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,600 U.S. hospitals. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Baptist Health Lexington’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org .