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Penn Medicine Tops in Patient Safety

All three of Penn Medicine’s hospitals have received an “A” rating from the The LeapFrog Group, a national non-for-profit organization focused on measuring and publicly reporting on hospital performance with the goal of improving the safety and quality of the US health care system. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian were the only hospitals in the city of Philadelphia to receive an “A” rating.

The goal of the LeapFrog Patient Safety score is to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The score is divided equally between process/structural measures and outcomes measures. Penn Medicine’s high performance is due in no small part to the collective efforts of our staff to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and have the best possible clinical outcomes. Having all three Penn Medicine hospitals receive the top rating shows our dedication and commitment to outstanding patient care across our entire organization.

Complete rankings as well as their methodology can be found at http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org/.

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