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Walker Baptist Medical Center Nationally Recognized with Third Consecutive ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Nov 7, 2019

Walker Baptist Medical CenterWalker Baptist Medical Center today announced it earned an ‘A’ for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction, which represents the hospital’s third consecutive ‘A,’ and recognizes the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Walker Baptist Medical Center’s ability to repeatedly receive an ‘A’ grade underscores that the quality care offered at our facility is not something that wavers, but rather it is embedded in our mission as health care providers,” said CEO, Bob Phillips.

“A grade hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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.

Walker Baptist Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Walker Baptist Medical Center’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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