Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Holyoke Medical Center Receives an A Rating from The Leapfrog Group

Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has again earned an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group, ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national patient safety watchdog assigning Hospital Safety Scores of A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
"This A rating acknowledges on a national stage the hard work of HMC's physicians, nurses and each and every member of our staff for their commitment to safety and patient centered care," said Spiros Hatiras, President and Chief Executive Officer of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc.
"Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an 'A' from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. To see Holyoke Medical Center's full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices. 

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