Bon Secours Hampton Roads announced today that Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News were recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade, a standard measure of patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth received a “B” Hospital Safety Grade.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.