Enloe Medical Center earns an ‘A’ for patient safety in Leapfrog’s national hospital rating program

04.29.2021

CHICO, Calif., April 29, 2021 – Enloe Medical Center earned an “A” in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Enloe’s achievements in providing safe health care.

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. It is updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“We are proud to have once again earned an ‘A’ for patient safety from Leapfrog in its evaluation of hospitals across the nation,” said Mike Wiltermood, Enloe’s president and CEO. “At Enloe, patients are at the center of what we do, and this recognition reflects our commitment to provide compassionate, quality health care — even in the midst of a pandemic.”

Enloe has received an “A” from Leapfrog in 10 of the last 11 rating periods.

“An ‘A’ 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 Enloe Medical Center shows 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.

Enloe was awarded an A grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see Enloe’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call (530) 332-7300 or visit us online at www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.



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