Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital receive Grade-A rating for safety from Leapfrog Group
(Hyannis, MA – July 6, 2021) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital have both received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Both hospitals are presented the “A” grade in the Spring 2021 rankings.
This is the ninth year for CCH and the third year for FH to receive this top rating.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A-through-F grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“At Cape Cod Healthcare, we are committed to providing the highest quality, safest care to our patients on Cape Cod. This national, independent recognition reinforces the value of our commitment and how that translates to the best possible care for our community,” said Cape Cod Healthcare president and CEO Michael K. Lauf. “We appreciate the Leapfrog Group’s dedication to transparency, so patients can make well informed decisions about where they receive their care.”
Developed under the guidance of a nationally sourced expert panel, which includes specialists in safety, physician staffing, nursing workforce, surgery and more, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Cape Cod Healthcare’s dedication to quality shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2000 that is driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. To see Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About Cape Cod Healthcare
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 500 physicians, 5,700 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare is comprised of two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, five urgent care centers (with an additional center coming in 2022) and numerous health programs. For more information, visit the Cape Cod Healthcare website at www.capecodhealth.org. For the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news, visit www.capecodhealthnews.com.
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 health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.