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Consistent Demonstration of Patient Safety - Holy Redeemer Hospital Continues to Score Straight "A" Safety Grades


MEADOWBROOK, Pa. – May. 3, 2023 – Holy Redeemer Hospital received an “A” grade for hospital safety for the eighth time in a row from the Leapfrog Group. The spring 2023 grade reveals high achievements in staff and leadership working together to prevent errors, communication with nurses, and safe medication administration. The hospital has scored an “A” every semiannual cycle since fall 2019. 

According to the Leapfrog Group, Holy Redeemer Hospital is among only 29% of hospitals nationwide to achieve an "A" grade this spring. There were only 59 hospitals to achieve an "A" in Pennsylvania. Scores are based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, infections, and harm prevention. 

“At the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”

According to William Scarlett, DO, MHCM, FACS, FACOS, Senior Vice President Cancer Care and Health Care Delivery at Redeemer Health, “Maintaining high scores in error prevention and medication administration over a long period of time reflects a culture of safety. This reveals the ongoing commitment made by every teammate in our hospital.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national organization, assigns letter grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. According to the Leapfrog Group, its hospital safety grade is the only 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. An “A” is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients, according to the Leapfrog Group.

“Our continued success in patient safety is celebrated at Redeemer Health,” said Jeanette Teets, VP and Chief Quality, Safety and Reliability Officer. “This level of high performance is evidence of our focus and responsiveness from everyone, every day.”