Union City, Tennessee, June 3, 2021 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City received an ‘A’ grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“Patient safety is a priority for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. We work hard every day to provide safe, high-quality, patient-focused care to every patient we treat,” said Skipper Bondurant, administrator, and CEO.
“An ‘A’ hospital safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.