The Leapfrog Group has released its semi-annual fall Hospital Safety Grades list. We are pleased to report that Cooper has earned our third consecutive grade of “B” for patient safety. This strong grade reflects the commitment of each of you to providing the highest level of patient care.
As communicated previously, Leapfrog methodology often does not account for the socioeconomic and acuity differences between the patients treated by academic tertiary care health systems and those treated by community hospitals.
Leapfrog ratings are based on more than two dozen quality measures compiled by the Leapfrog Group, CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the CDC, and the American Hospital Association. Areas of measurement include nurse communication, hand hygiene adherence, and surgical site infection rates, among others.
Congratulations on this success! We look forward to many more accomplishments in the future. Thank you for your commitment to making Cooper the best place to be a patient, the best place to be an employee, and the best place to practice medicine.