Inspira Medical Center Recognized For Patient Safety

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MULLICA HILL – Inspira Medical Center was recognized for its commitment to patient safety.
The Gloucester County-based hospital earned an A grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score by the independent hospital regulator, the Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group measures hospitals on patient safety factors that include preventing errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and is the only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety. The score gives consumers vital information about the safety of a hospital to help them protect themselves as well as their family members during a potential hospital stay. The score uses 28 measures of hospital safety data in order to create a numerical score, ranging from A to F. The score represents the hospitals overall capability of keeping patients safe from avoidable harm. The score offers a full analysis of the data and methodology used to produce the score on the website. Out of the 2,500 United States general hospitals analyzed in 2015 , 773 of them received an A score.
“Inspira Medical Center Woodbury’s A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. “Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe, and we urge Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and all other A hospitals to preserve and renew your commitment to safety year after year.”
For more information about the Hospital Safety Score or to view Inspira Medical Center Woodbury’s full score, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.