Leapfrog Announces Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades

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The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit representing hundreds of the nation’s most influential employers and purchasers of healthcare, recently announced the fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The KHC is a Regional Leader for the Leapfrog Group. As a Regional Leader, the KHC is Leapfrog’s partner in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and Leapfrog in turn supports our efforts with purchasers and others in the community to improve the value of healthcare in the area. The KHC asks hospitals to report to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, recognizes hospitals for excellence and improvement, and receives use of Leapfrog data for public reporting.

On November 6, the Leapfrog Group released their fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades. Over 3,000 general hospitals across the country were assigned a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” based on more than 30 national measures of preventable errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. In this cycle, 30% of hospitals earned an “A,” 24% earned a “B”, 39% earned a “C”, 7% earned a “D”, and less than 1% earned an “F”.

Thank you to our Kentucky hospitals that participated in the Hospital Safety Grades survey. 61 hospitals were represented in the fall 2023 Grades, with 12 receiving an “A”, 13 receiving a “B”, 27 receiving a “C”, 8 receiving a “D” and 1 receiving an “F”. As a Leapfrog Regional Leader, the KHC encourages all our Kentucky and southern Indiana hospitals to participate in the Leapfrog surveys.

Kentucky Hospitals who earned an “A” grade are:

  • Baptist Health La Grange
  • Baptist Health Lexington
  • Meadowview Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Center at Bowling Green
  • Norton Audubon Hospital
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital
  • Norton Hospital
  • Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Saint Joseph – London
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Edgewood
  • T.J. Sampson Community Hospital
  • Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital

Kentucky Hospitals who earned a “B” grade are:

  • Baptist Health Louisville
  • Baptist Health Paducah
  • Clark Regional Medical Center
  • Deaconess Henderson Hospital
  • King’s Daughters Medical Center
  • Monroe County Medical Center
  • Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital
  • Saint Joseph East
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Florence
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Ft. Thomas
  • UK Good Samaritan Hospital
  • UofL Health Shelbyville Hospital
  • Whitesburg ARH Hospital

In fall 2023, Kentucky ranked 37th among states with 19.7% of hospitals receiving an “A” rating. That is up from the spring 2023 ranking of 46th with 6.6% of graded hospitals receiving an “A” grade. Look deeper into each hospital’s performance at https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/your-hospitals-safety-grade.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated biannually in the fall and in the spring.

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