April 27, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State University Hospital East have earned an “A” grade – the highest possible – for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. In the nine times grades have been awarded, this is the fifth time the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has been awarded an “A” and the third time that University Hospital East has earned this distinction.
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the score is calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
Of the 2,571 hospitals issued a score, only 31 percent earned an A. To see how Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s score compares to other hospitals, as well as more patient safety information, visit the Hospital Safety Score website.
Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu