Beebe Healthcare was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing Beebe’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.
“Beebe Healthcare is laser-focused on providing safe, quality healthcare to our patients,” said Rick Schaffner, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. “This Leapfrog grade is a testament to the incredible work of our team members and an organization-wide commitment to quality.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Caption above: Rick Schaffner, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President, and COO, stands with Marcy Jack, JD, BSN, CPHRM, CPHQ, Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, after Leapfrog awarded Beebe Healthcare an “A” for quality and safety.
In the gallery below, Beebe celebrates some of the many team members who contributed to the grade.