Emerson Hospital Awarded Highest Grade for Patient Safety


Emerson Hospital has again earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent non-profit organization that serves as a voice for health care consumers. The public uses these results to make informed decisions about where to go for hospital care.

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 2,900 acute care hospitals nationwide on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Hospitals are assigned a letter grade for their overall performance. Just 32 percent of hospitals in the country receive an A.

“I am extremely proud of our Emerson team for their dedicated work to care for our entire community and beyond, even with the complexities of the pandemic,” said Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “Our steadfast commitment to quality, safety, and equity, especially during this challenging time, is why people choose Emerson for their health care."

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.

To view Emerson Hospital’s Leapfrog score and learn more about the hospital rating organization, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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