(Boston) – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has earned an ‘A’ for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes BMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“Boston Medical Center providers and employees are dedicated to delivering exceptional care without exception and this grade reflects our mission to be a high value, high quality provider for our patients.” says James Moses, MD, Chief Quality Officer at BMC. “Patient safety is at the heart of our work, and we are proud to be recognized as a leader in the field.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Boston Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Safety Grade 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. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

BMC was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see BMC’s full grade details visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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