Parkridge Medical Center received an “A” grade in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction that recognizes the facility’s achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The recognition is the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.

 “Earning consecutive ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group underscores that patient safety is a foundational part of our culture at Parkridge Medical Center,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System. “Patient safety is paramount to our healthcare philosophy at Parkridge Health System, and such recognition demonstrates the hard work and commitment of our colleagues to the communities we serve.”

 The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Safety Grade uses as many as 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

 “An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Parkridge Medical Center showed us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”