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MidState Medical Center Receives “A” Grade for Hospital Safety from Leapfrog Group

May 03, 2023

MidState Medical Center is proud to announce that it received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates the hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic. Hartford HealthCare Central Region President Gary Havican said, “MidState has a long-standing commitment to quality and safety. We are committed to providing our patients and our local communities with the highest standards of safe, quality care. This recognition from Leapfrog underscores our commitment to excellence and speaks to our dedicated team of highly-skilled professionals in Meriden who helped us earn this grade.” MidState Medical Center is joined by Backus Hospital, Windham Hospital, Hartford Hospital and St. Vincent’s Medical Center in earning an “A” Safety Grade from Leapfrog. 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 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.” 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. To see St. Vincent’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.