Lee’s Summit Medical Center gets an “A” for safety

May 15, 2013 

Lee’s Summit Medical Center for a third time has earned an “A” for hospital safety.

The LeapFrog Group recently announced its latest update of its Hospital Safety Score. LeapFrog is an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

The A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals is based on data for preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area to earn an “A.”

In the previous two announcements by LeapFrog, Lee’s Summit Medical Center was the only hospital in the Kansas City area to earn an “A” grade. The other hospital earning an “A” in today’s announcement is The University of Kansas Hospital.

The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and is designed to give the public information they can use when selecting an emergency room or a hospital.

“Hospitals like this that earn an “A” have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” says Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate Lee’s Summit Medical Center for its tremendous patient safety excellence.”

To see area hospital grades go to: http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/

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