Bon Secours Virginia Health System announced today that Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, 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. These facilities were among only 30 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive the “A” grade.
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals across the nation twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring.
The grade represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Safety Grade includes 27 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, is peer-reviewed and fully transparent and free to the public. To see detailed scores, visit the Hospital Safety Grade website at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.