GREENFIELD, IND. (May 13, 2021) — Hancock Regional Hospital received an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety in the national organization’s Spring 2022 rankings. Leapfrog Hospital Safety bestowed this national recognition that highlights Hancock Health’s achievement in protecting patients from sickness, harm, or error while in the hospital’s care. This is the fourth consecutive time Hancock Regional Hospital has received this recognition, after earning an “A” grade in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021
“Every new Hancock Health associate learns about our L.O.V.E. promise to live our values every day, and there is no more fundamental standard for our staff than the health and safety of our patients and community members,” said Steve Long, president and CEO of Hancock Health. “We are fortunate to have tremendous clinical talent and access to leading surgical facilities to make our patients’ stays as safe as can be.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms 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.
“As our healthcare network continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Hancock Regional Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
Hancock Regional Hospital was also recognized as the safest hospital in Indiana by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2021. The Lown Institute also awarded “A” grades in patient satisfaction and pay equity.
To see Hancock Regional Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter. For more information on Hancock Health and Hancock Regional Hospital, visit www.hancockregionalhospital.org.
About Hancock Health
Hancock Health is an independent, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County, Indiana, and the surrounding areas. The network includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network, and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women’s clinics, family practices, the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center, and Gateway Hancock Health. For more information, please contact us at (317) 462.5544, visit our website at hancockregional.org or our Facebook page.
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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.