ROCHESTER, Minn. — Six Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety, earning an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
“This recognition is a strong nod to our staff and multidisciplinary teams, who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of patients throughout their medical journeys,” says Andrew Limper, M.D., Mayo Clinic’s interim chief value officer. “Our COVID-19 precautions are especially important as we protect patients and staff during the pandemic.”
Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an “A” grade are:
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Mayo Hospitals that received a “B” grade are Mayo Clinic Health System facilities in Austin/Albert Lea, and Mankato, Minnesota.
The Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice per year. This score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, combined with 12 additional self-reported survey answers, to produce a single patient safety score. A panel of safety experts developed these measures.
The Leapfrog Group is one of many groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.
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