CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (April 30, 2020) –SoutheastHEALTH announced today the organization is a recipient of an 'A' award in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Southeast's achievements providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients.
"I'm proud of the entire Southeast team for this incredible accomplishment, especially given the critical demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. This accolade speaks to their incredible resilience and dedication to delivering high quality patient outcomes," said Ken Bateman, President and CEO of SoutheastHEALTH. "Receiving this award further validates SoutheastHEALTH's position as the premier quality, low cost healthcare provider in our region."
"As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and healthcare workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We hope this 'A' helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Southeast.
They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country's time of need."
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute- care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
SoutheastHEALTH was awarded an 'A' grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see Southeast's full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.