November 16, 2022

Morton Hospital Earns Straight "A" Grades for Patient Safety

Morton Hospital earned an "A" rating for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Morton’s steadfast commitment to patient safety, even under the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored and proud to have earned our fifth consecutive ‘A’ and be designated as a ‘Straight A’ hospital by The Leapfrog Group,” said Heidi Taylor, Morton Hospital president. “This achievement is a testament to our entire staff and their commitment to providing safe, high quality patient care each and every day.”

Morton Hospital was one of six Steward hospitals in Massachusetts recognized with the top mark, including Holy Family Hospital - Haverhill, Holy Family Hospital - Methuen, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Saint Anne's Hospital, and Good Samaritan Medical Center, Inc.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to 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.