Only hospital in Mobile to achieve the top score
Ascension Providence in Mobile has once again been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade for the Spring 2022. The national designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards.
"I am very proud of our physicians, nurses, support and ancillary staff at Ascension Providence for once again being the only A-rated Leapfrog hospital in Mobile,” said Todd Kennedy, president of Ascension Providence. “A focus on quality outcomes is always important and doing so during tough times through COVID-19 is a testament to the quality of our medical team.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. Leapfrog's ratings of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals are based on up to 27 measures of safety data such as hand hygiene, risk mitigation, and discharge communication, as well as outcome measures such as falls, pressure ulcers, and infections. Leapfrog provides the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. To learn more about the Hospital Safety Grades, visit https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/.