Virtua Earns Fifth Straight Distinction in Patient SafetyVirtua’s three hospitals—Virtua Voorhees, Virtua Marlton and Virtua Memorial-- earned straight A’s in patient safety for the fifth consecutive time in the latest rankings of the independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group. Virtua is one of 844 hospitals out of 2,633 to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F 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.
"We are extremely proud that all of our hospitals have once again achieved ‘A’ ratings from the prestigious Leapfrog Group," said Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller. “This excellent rating is a much deserved recognition of the exceptional care and commitment Virtua physicians and staff provide every single day.”
To see how Virtua’s scores compare to hospitals across South Jersey, and throughout the country, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. The site provides free mobile apps for Apple and Android devices, as well as consumer-friendly tips for patients and their loved ones.
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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.