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WHS Washington Hospital and WHS Greene are pleased to announce that they have received another “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognized both of the WHS hospitals for their achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.  This is the third consecutive “A” for WHS Washington Hospital and the second consecutive “A” for WHS Greene.

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The mission at WHS is to provide “Great Patient Care” and their vision is “To remain a locally governed healthcare system that is a leader in health care quality, safety and value.”

“This award is a direct reflection of the hard work the WHS team members put in every day,” says Brook Ward, President and CEO of WHS. “It also shows our community that we take our mission and vision very seriously.  This award is confirmation of our leadership in healthcare quality and safety!”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of WHS for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see WHS Washington Hospital’s and WHS Greene’s full grade details as well as have the ability to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

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