Press Release 17 November 2022
Ivinson Earns “A” in Patient Safety
For the very first time, Ivinson Memorial Hospital has earned a Leapfrog “A” Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2022.
This national distinction is awarded to Ivinson by the Leapfrog Group for receiving top marks in hospital safety and protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.
Ivinson is among 3,000 general hospitals graded by the Leapfrog Group, including 9 Wyoming hospitals. Ivinson has received a higher Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade than any other hospital in Wyoming.
“I am incredibly proud of the work done by our staff here at Ivinson to put patient safety first,” said Ivinson Chief Executive Officer Doug Faus. “This level of national recognition speaks to the work our team is doing to be trusted partners in world-class healthcare.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and information from other supplemental data sources. Hospitals are assigned a letter grade A – F based on hospital performance metrics such as preventing errors, injuries and infections.
“Earning an A in patient safety from Leapfrog speaks to the continuous improvement being made at Ivinson,” said Chief Nursing Officer Nicole Rooney. “Part of our culture at Ivinson is identifying where we can do better and take action to improve care. For the last several years, our team has created processes to prevent infections and this progress is seen in our scores.”
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 twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To learn more about Hospital Safety Grades or for details on individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.