MMC Achieves Straight “A’s” for Patient Safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

April 25, 2017

Minden, Louisiana, April 12, 2017 The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, today announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and Minden Medical Center once again earned an “A.”

Minden Medical Center has achieved straight A’s since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor. This is the 11th consecutive A the hospital has received.

“We are pleased to have earned straight A’s on Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score,” said Greg Pearson, CEO of Minden Medical Center. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and medical staff, and it underscores the hospital’s ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of all who enter our facility. It is a privilege to serve as the healthcare leader in Webster Parish, and we will continue to monitor our progress and explore opportunities to further enhance our delivery of high quality care close to home.”

“Straight ‘A’ hospitals are a rare breed. Not only do they achieve the highest national standards for safety, but they consistently maintain that level of excellence,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That means that they put the well-being of their patients first, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to recognize that that tireless commitment.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see how Minden Medical Center’s score compares locally and nationally, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.