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Hospitals earn “A” grade for patient safety


Doylestown Hospital earned a seventh consecutive “A” grade for patient safety.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a national distinction awarded twice each year in spring and fall. The “A” grade recognizes Doylestown Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

Holy Redeemer Hospital was also awarded an “A” in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as were seven St. Luke’s University Health Network hospitals, including St. Luke’s Allentown, St. Luke’s Bethlehem, St. Luke’s Anderson, St. Luke’s Miners, St. Luke’s Monroe, St. Luke’s Quakertown and St. Luke’s Warren.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

The Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

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