Overlake Medical Center Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
May 03, 2023
Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic
Overlake Medical Center is pleased to share it received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2023. This national distinction celebrates Overlake’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
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 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
This is Overlake’s 19th “A” rating in the last 21 rating cycles.
“We are proud and honored to receive this recognition, for it is a testament to our team members’ hard work and commitment to the safety and well-being of our community,” says J. Michael Marsh, President and CEO of Overlake Medical Center & Clinics. “The pandemic presented us with extraordinary challenges, but our team time and again rose to those challenges to deliver high-quality care. Their dedication to patient safety has been unwavering, and this award signifies their tireless efforts.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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.
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”
To see Overlake’s full grade details, visit Overlake Hospital Medical Center - WA - Hospital Safety Grade.