Morton Hospital, a Steward family hospital, was awarded an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Morton’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Morton Hospital is part of Steward Health Care – the largest private, tax paying physician-led health care network in the United States – which leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to provide the highest quality care and safety in communities where patients live.
“We are thrilled to have earned an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group, especially this year – one that has been inordinately challenging with the global health crisis,” said Heidi Taylor, President of Morton Hospital. “Patient safety is at the core of our mission at Morton, and across all Steward Hospitals, and we’re proud to deliver top quality care to patients in our community. We will continue to invest in the innovative, safe and accessible care that our patients deserve. Thank you to the Leapfrog Group for recognizing our hard work, and to our entire team at Morton Hospital for their dedication to our patients and for their role in helping us earn this achievement.”
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work 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. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Morton was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2020 update. To see Morton Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.