Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Davis Hospital and Medical Center Earn “A” Grade for Patient Safety From Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Hospital safety grades are calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public

The Hospital Safety Score is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent watchdog that sets the highest standards for patient safety in the United States.

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Davis Hospital and Medical Center received an “A,” ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“Patient safety and satisfaction are top priority for our team at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, “ said Dale Johns, CEO of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. “Earning an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group is an outstanding accomplishment, and it only motivates us to continue to make positive changes for the benefit of our patients. Our clinical staff, physicians, and support staff collectively strive for excellence every step of the way. ”

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.

“Davis Hospital and Medical Center is dedicated to offering the best possible care to our patients,” said Mike Jensen, CEO of Davis Hospital and Medical Center. “The excellent grade we received from the Leapfrog Group not only demonstrates our patient safety standards, but also our commitment to continuing to invest in new technology and providing quality care.”

To view the full grade for both Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Davis Hospital and Medical Center, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has been caring for the people of the Salt Lake Valley for 140 years. Built in 1875, it was one of the first hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake Regional offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women’s services and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Currently, the 158-bed hospital encompasses 316,000 sq. ft. of medical facilities, including three medical office buildings on campus. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff. For more information, visit saltlakeregional.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).

About Davis Hospital and Medical Center
Since 1976, Davis Hospital and Medical Center has been providing high-quality health care in Layton and surrounding communities. Davis Hospital is equipped with advanced medical technology and offers comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women¹s services, cancer services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. With an experienced medical staff of more than 400 and a dedicated health care team, Davis Hospital and Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. Davis Hospital and Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital¹s medical staff. For more information, visit davishospital.com or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355). Follow Davis Hospital on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davishospital and on Twitter at Twitter.com/DavisHospital.

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 healthcare. 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.

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