Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score
by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and
other large purchasers of health benefits. Emerson has now earned nine straight
As for Safety since 2013. The results are available to the public and are designed
to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their
families when facing a hospital stay.
Leapfrog calculates the Hospital
Safety Score under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert
Panel using publicly available data from more than 2,600 acute care hospitals
nationwide on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
Hospitals are assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their overall performance.
Emerson received particularly
high marks in a variety of areas, including implementing practices and
technology to enhance care and patient safety, and improving patient
communication with clinicians. Safety performance measures are collected from
the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services. In addition, secondary data is used from the American
Hospital Association’s Annual Survey.
care teams treat every patient who comes through our doors with the highest
levels of patient safety and focus to ensure they have a positive experience,”
said Christine Schuster, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “While we are
honored to receive another A rating from Leapfrog, we never waver from providing
our patients with the highest quality care. I am very proud of our team that is
comprised of the best clinicians and staff who are focused on safety and the
overall patient experience in everything they do and every decision they make
for, and with, patients and their families.”
To view Emerson Hospital’s Leapfrog
scores, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
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Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with
additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford and urgent care centers
in Hudson and Littleton. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical
services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.