November 10, 2021
The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the 17th time with the release of The Leapfrog Group‘s Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade.
Valley was one of 928 hospitals of approximately 2,600 graded nationwide to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades – A, B, C, D or F – to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, as well as systems hospital have in place to prevent patient harm.
“We are proud to have once again received an ‘A’ for patient safety,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO, The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “This top grade is a result of Valley’s longstanding commitment to ensuring patient safety and providing high-quality care.”
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce at The Valley Hospital for your commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to 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.
To see Valley’s full grade details, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.