Overlake Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
November 10, 2021
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics today announced has once again received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Overlake’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the third “A” grade in a row for Overlake.
"Overlake’s mission is to provide compassionate care for every life we touch,” said J. Michael Marsh, President & CEO of Overlake Medical Center & Clinics. “This newest ‘A’ from Leapfrog shows that we at Overlake are committed to quality patient care and safety.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Overlake Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”