SILVER CITY, NM —January 20, 2017—New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) received an "A," ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States.
"Patient safety and satisfaction are top priority for our team at Gila Regional Medical Center, "said Alfredo Ontiveros, CEO of GRMC. "Earning an "A" rating from the Leapfrog Group is an outstanding accomplishment, and it only motivates us to continue to make positive changes for the benefit of our patients. Our clinical staff, physicians, and support staff collectively strive for excellence every step of the way. "
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.
"Gila Regional Medical Center is dedicated to offering the best possible care to our patients," said Jed Rudd, COO of GRMC. "The excellent grade we received from the Leapfrog Group demonstrates a sustained commitment from the entire GRMC team to patient safety standards, patient satisfaction, and quality care."
To view the full grade for Gila Regional Medical Center, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Gila Regional Medical Center
Gila Regional Medical Center is a county-owned, not-for-profit, 68-bed acute care hospital. Gila Regional has a strong commitment to the people they serve. Investments in technology and certified caregivers provide quality care delivery through a patient-centered approach. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. For more information, visit www.grmc.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative; assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.