Overlake Medical Center & Clinics Again Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
November 16, 2022
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics today received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for fall 2022. This national distinction recognizes Overlake’s dedication to protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and updates the ratings every six months. This is Overlake’s 18th “A” rating in the last 20 rating cycles.
“Overlake is honored to once again receive this distinguished recognition,” says J. Michael Marsh, President and CEO of Overlake Medical Center & Clinics. “We’re proud of the safe and compassionate care we provide to all our patients. This highest ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog is a testament to our team members’ commitment to serve our Eastside community every day.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a decade-long history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” says Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see Overlake’s full grade details, visit Overlake Hospital Medical Center - WA - Hospital Safety Grade.