PLYMOUTH, MA – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) are pleased to announce that both hospitals have received their eighth consecutive A rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group–the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety. The A rating puts BID-Plymouth and BID-Milton in the top five percent of all hospitals in the United States that were awarded an A rating in the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Ratings.

“Our talented patient care team comprised of nurses, clinicians, physicians, and support staff are committed to providing our patients with an extraordinary patient experience,” says Donna Doherty, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, BID-Plymouth. “The Leapfrog recognition highlights the exceptional work that our dedicated patient care team does every day to ensure great patient outcomes in a safe environment.”

“Quality of care and patient safety, along with patient and staff engagement, are at the foundation of who we are as a hospital,” said BID-Milton President Rich Fernandez. “Patients can come to the hospital knowing they are receiving outstanding care.”

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

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’s calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. To see our full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

“Hospitals that have earned an ‘A’ grade for every cycle of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade are making patient safety the priority it needs to be in every acute-care hospital in the United States,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The leadership at these distinguished hospitals are committed to putting patients first, every minute of every day. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth’s and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton’s continued focus in achieving an ‘A’ grade has exemplified the dedication required to provide safe care, which has in turn saved patient lives by preventing accidents, injuries, infections and errors.”