Fort Loudoun Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Lenoir City, TN, November 17, 2022 –Fort Loudoun Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022. This national distinction recognizes Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s achievements in keeping patients safe while they are in the hospital.
“Our staff has worked hard to maintain our “A” grade and continues to deliver the highest quality care that our community has come to count on,” said Connie Martin, president and CAO of Fort Loudoun Medical Center. “Providing exceptional care is our priority, and we are honored to receive the ‘A’ grade again.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national healthcare safety organization, assigns a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to keep patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors 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 Fort Loudoun Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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.