DARKE COUNTY — Wayne HealthCare has been awarded an ‘A’—the highest score possible—from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety in its spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
The organization awards an ‘A’ grade only to those hospitals who exemplify the highest levels of patient safety.
“We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Wayne HealthCare. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication.”
“It’s been said that during times of crisis you really see the mettle of a person, “said Wayne Deschambeau, President and CEO of Wayne HealthCare. “I can say that before the COVID-19 pandemic and during it, everyone – from our doctors, nurses, other providers to staff and our unsung heroes, those employees in housekeeping and maintenance who keep our hospital running — always put the patient first; it’s because of our employees that Wayne HealthCare has earned this elite distinction, and I congratulate them,” added Deschambeau.
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.