HCA New Hampshire hospitals awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from national group for patient safety
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Hospitals serve the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire markets
PORTSMOUTH– Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Parkland Medical Center were each awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the hospitals’ achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Patient safety is always a top priority at our hospitals,” said Beth York, VP of Quality for Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital. “Our medical staff and support teams have an unwavering commitment to patient safety and to our mission focused on the care and improvement of human life. Receiving the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ‘A’ Grade for our three New Hampshire HCA Healthcare hospitals is a validation of the commitment our entire staff makes to the communities we serve every day, and demonstrates how we continue to be a leader for patient safety in New Hampshire.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a ten-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 teams should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Parkland Medical Center's full grade details and 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.
About Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 234-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, serving the Seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. The private, tax-paying hospital is one of the area’s largest employers and is the only ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center on New Hampshire’s Seacoast. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the Seacoast’s only comprehensive heart and vascular program, and has the region’s only 24/7 comprehensive neurosurgical and stroke clot retrieval and aneurysm coiling programs for both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Portsmouth Regional Hospital, along with Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Parkland Medical Center in Derry, is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. In 2021, our facilities paid $43.8M in state and local taxes including $12.2M of income, property, and sales/use taxes, provided $15.8M in uncompensated care. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital is a 112-bed hospital, and its comprehensive network of medical providers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to residents of the Greater Seacoast region and Southern Maine. Through the adoption of best medical and surgical practices designed to improve the care and recovery of patients, Frisbie has been recognized as a leader in the areas of patient safety, hospital safety, surgical safety, and patient satisfaction. Frisbie Memorial Hospital, along with Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center in Derry, is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. In 2021, our facilities paid $43.8M in state and local taxes including $12.2M of income, property, and sales/use taxes, provided $15.8M in uncompensated care. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Parkland Medical Center
Parkland Medical Center is an 86-bed regional acute-care hospital with a Level III Trauma Center located in Derry, NH. Established in 1983, the private, tax-paying hospital has become a leader in providing high quality healthcare services to its patients and is consistently recognized for exceeding state and national standards for healthcare quality measures. Parkland Medical Center, along with Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. In 2021, our facilities paid $43.8M in state and local taxes including $12.2M of income, property, and sales/use taxes, provided $15.8M in uncompensated care. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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 us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.