Delta, CO (November 12,2021) – Delta Health received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Delta Health’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Our team’s commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times is nothing short of incredible – and we are extremely proud,” said Matt Heyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Health. “This achievement is a reflection of our team’s hard work and talent.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms 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.
“Our staff has done an amazing job rising to the occasion of improving quality standards for patient safety,” said Janel Webb, RN, BSN, Quality Director for Delta Health. “We know that it will take the same amount of hard work to maintain this status, but we are committed to rising to the occasion by continuing to provide compassionate, remarkable care.”
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Delta Health for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”