Shelbyville – Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in …
Shelbyville – Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
This national distinction recognizes VBH’s work to protect patients from preventable harm and errors.
This is VBH’s second consecutive “A” grade. The hospital also received an “A” grade in fall 2022.
“To earn the highest safety grade twice in a row speaks to the dedication of our hospital clinicians and staff to take the best care of our patients and prioritize their safety above all else,” said Bill Rich, president of VBH.
The Leapfrog Group assigns a letter grade to all general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We find with these newest Hospital Safety Grades that patient safety has suffered major setbacks nationally during the pandemic. But that’s not the case at this hospital, which has earned straight ‘A’ grades back-to-back,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That is an extraordinary accomplishment, particularly now, and shows a relentless determination to put patients first no matter what the circumstances.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital 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. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“Vanderbilt Health has made tremendous investments in Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital — of resources and applying best practices — and is proud of the clear benefits it’s generating for patients and for the health of the community at large,” said Travis Capers, president of Vanderbilt regional community hospitals.
To see the VBH’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 and via its newsletter.
As part of the Vanderbilt Health community of hospitals and clinics, VBH is the only provider of inpatient medical services in Bedford County. The facility provides a range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. To learn more about VBH and its services visit vanderbiltbedfordhospital.com or visit us on Facebook.