Allthree of Penn Medicine’s hospitals have received an “A” rating from the TheLeapFrog Group, a national non-for-profit organization focused on measuring andpublicly reporting on hospital performance with the goal of improving thesafety and quality of the US health care system. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospitaland Penn Presbyterian were the only hospitals in the city of Philadelphia toreceive an “A” rating.

Thegoal of the LeapFrog Patient Safety score is to produce a single scorerepresenting a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe frompreventable harm and medical errors. The score is divided equally betweenprocess/structural measures and outcomes measures. Penn Medicine’s highperformance is due in no small part to the collective efforts of our staff toensure our patients receive the highest quality care and have the best possibleclinical outcomes. Having all three Penn Medicine hospitals receive the toprating shows our dedication and commitment to outstanding patient care across ourentire organization.

Completerankings as well as their methodology can be found at http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/.

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