Teche Regional Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
October 31, 2017
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Teche Regional Medical Center was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. and the only hospital in our area awarded an “A”.
“Teche Regional Medical Center is committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients, families and visitors and ensuring that everyone has a positive experience at our hospital,” said Jerry Dooley, Interim CEO of Teche Regional. “We are very pleased to have earned an A, which places us among the top tier of hospitals across the country when it comes to patient safety.”
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Teche Regional Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National 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 Teche Regional’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.
About Teche Regional Medical Center
Teche Regional Medical Center, located in Morgan City, Louisiana is a 167-bed hospital staffed and ready to serve St. Mary Parish and beyond by providing inpatient and outpatient services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Our dedicated, professional staff members along with our highly skilled physicians deliver quality health care close to home. Our patient experience is our top priority and we continuously strive to be the hospital of choice for our community. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Teche Regional provides a broad range of healthcare services important to the health of our patients. More information about the hospital can be found at www.techeregional.com.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health", or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.
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.