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Published on November 09, 2018

Jefferson Health Hospitals Earn Passing Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog

Philadelphia, November 8, 2018 – Jefferson Health hospitals received high marks across the enterprise from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Five of the health system’s hospitals were assigned “A” grades in patient safety for Fall 2018. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades evaluate hospitals nationwide on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

“Jefferson continues to receive widespread recognition for being an outstanding healthcare organization because of our constant dedication to providing safe and high quality care,” said Bruce Meyer, MD, MBA, President of Jefferson Health. “Many of these surveys help us to identify opportunities for improvement and serve to keep us focused on what we do well and how we can do even better.”

The following Jefferson Health hospitals earned an “A” grade:

  • Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital 
  • Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
  • Jefferson Stratford Hospital
  • Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital received “B” grades. Jefferson Health is committed to making every patient experience across all of its hospitals one that is consistently of high quality, safety and convenience. Leapfrog ratings are just one of Jefferson Health’s tools to drive improvement in important areas of patient safety.

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health includes Abington Hospital in Abington and Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, six outpatient medical campuses located in suburban Philadelphia (Willow Grove, Warminster, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville and Elkins Park), and two Urgent Care Centers located in Flourtown and Willow Grove.   These convenient facilities, along with 50 community-based physician practices, offer high-quality healthcare services close to home for residents of Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both hospitals, and together with nurses, other healthcare providers and numerous support staff, are dedicated to reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value. Abington – Jefferson Health is an integral part of Jefferson Health, an organization whose mission is to improve lives.

About Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Jefferson’s academic health center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., with 10 specialties receiving a national ranking for the 2018-2019 report.  Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the health of those patients and communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.

Contact:

Emily Winshel
215-481-2300
emily.winshel@jefferson.edu

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