Emerson Hospital Awarded A Grade for Excellence in Patient Safety for 9th Consecutive Time


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.

“Our clinical 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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Emerson 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.