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

October 31, 2017

Minden, Louisiana, October 31, 2017 The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, announced updated Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded Minden Medical Center an elite designation of “Straight As” for its  ongoing achievements in patient safety.

Minden Medical Center is one of only 59 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” consistently since 2012. They are the only hospital in Louisiana to achieve straight A’s since 2012. This is the 12th consecutive A the hospital has received.

“We are honored to earn straight A’s on Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score,” said Greg Pearson, CEO of Minden Medical Center. “Maintaining the highest national standards for patient safety is something we strive to be recognized for. This honor is only achieved due to our ongoing commitment of delivering safe consistent care. It is a privilege to serve as the healthcare leader in Webster Parish, and we will continue to put a priority on the safety and well-being of our patients.”

“We applaud all hospitals that earn an A for safety, a significant achievement. Minden Medical Center takes that achievement one step further by earning an A year after year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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 Minden Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. The complete list of the 59 straight A hospitals who have earned an A in every update can be found here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/where-are-the-59-leapfrog-straight-a-hospitals.html

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.