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Published on November 15, 2019

Abington and Lansdale Hospitals Earn ‘A’s’ for Patient Safety

ABINGTON, PA (November 15, 2019) – Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and Abington – Lansdale Hospital both earned ‘A’ grades for Patient Safety in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The national distinction recognizes Abington and Lansdale hospitals for their achievement in providing safe health care and protecting patients from harm.

The grades are awarded from Leapfrog Group, a non-profit health care ratings organization that evaluates hospitals nationwide on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

“It is a tremendous honor for both Abington and Lansdale hospitals to be awarded ‘A’ grades from the Leapfrog Group,” said Meg McGoldrick, president, Abington – Jefferson Health. “Patient safety is among our organization’s core values. This recognition is a reflection of our continued commitment to delivering the safest and highest level of care to the members of our community.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The grades are calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two Urgent Care Centers located in Flourtown and Willow Grove, and seven convenient outpatient facilities located in Willow Grove, Warminster, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville and Elkins Park. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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