Memorial Minute - May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

It was just announced that Memorial has been awarded an “A” Grade from The Leapfrog Group™. This makes Memorial the only hospital in Southern New Mexico to achieve an “A” Grade in Patient Safety during this rating period from the nation’s leading independent scorecard on hospital safety. Leapfrog™ was founded by a group of corporate executives from around the country who wanted to develop a transparent rating system for hospital care. Here is what Leapfrog says about their organization: “We created the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade so you can see how well your hospital protects its patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Using the simple letter grade system, you can find out: How well does my hospital prevent infections and encourage handwashing? Does my hospital value patient safety by supporting strong health care teams? Are there policies in place for preventing errors?” A complete set of hospital safety grades can be found here: https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/. This is one of numerous awards that Memorial has won in the past several years for patient safety and quality care…our highest priorities. 

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