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Roxborough Memorial Hospital Earns Second Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

 

Philadelphia, PA (May 8, 2024) –Roxborough Memorial Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has once again earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a patient safety ratings organization. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

 

“The national recognition awarded to Roxborough Memorial Hospital for achieving an “A” grade in Hospital Safety by The Leapfrog Group is a source of immense pride. This accolade is a clear reflection of our unwavering dedication to maintaining excellence in quality and patient safety, showcasing the collaborative efforts of our team of doctors, nurses, caregivers, and staff,” said Shawn Parekh, CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital.

 

Over the last year, 81 percent of Prime’s hospitals earned an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group.

 

“Everyone who works at Roxborough Memorial Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication of at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Roxborough Memorial Hospital, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

 

“The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and staff are paramount in everything we do,” said Beth Leahey, CNO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. “This recognition not only speaks to the high standard of safety and quality of our healthcare services but also underscores our commitment to supporting the health and wellness of the communities we have the honor of serving.”

 

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

 

To see Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter.

 

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About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. Roxborough Memorial Hospitals School of Nursing has been educating nurses since 1898. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

 

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 44 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com