11/16/22

Winchester Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Winchester, Mass., November 16, 2022 – Winchester Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for the 17th consecutive time. This national distinction celebrates Winchester Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“We are proud to acknowledge the dedication and professionalism of our staff as we receive this ‘A’ recognition,” said Richard Weiner, MD, president of Winchester Hospital. “Exceptional care is a never-ending commitment: our nurses, clinicians and staff go above and beyond to make sure our patients are healthy and safe on a daily basis, and these efforts do not go unnoticed. We thank Leapfrog Group for this award.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Winchester Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is a 229-bed facility and leading provider of comprehensive health care services in northwest suburban Boston offering a broad range of surgical specialties, including general, bariatric, urologic, thoracic, otolaryngology (ENT), vascular, and orthopedic surgery. They also deliver care in other areas, including pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

Winchester Hospital is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for its newsletter.

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