The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency
in the U.S. health care system, today released new
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
Good Samaritan was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A”
for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that
can harm patients.
“Our main focus is to provide safe patient care to our community,”
said Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan. “To be recognized
for the dedication our employees exhibit every day is a true accomplishment
and the recognition illustrates the high standard of care we deliver.”
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the
country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
“That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff,
who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve
an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data
to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice
per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed,
fully transparent and free to the public.
“Our evidence based practice and patient safety outcomes are above
average in numerous categories,” stated Michael Smith, Director
of Patient Safety, Risk and Performance Excellence. “Infection prevention,
nursing personnel and all the staff throughout Good Samaritan constantly
work to develop new protocols and provide education so that we can ensure
we are providing the safest patient care possible.”
To see Good Samaritan’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly
patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit