December 14, 2020
RICHMOND, VA (Dec. 14, 2019) – Nine HCA Virginia Health System hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare. Leapfrog assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care.
Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded nationwide, only 33 percent earned an “A” grade for meeting some of the industry’s highest standards. The following nine HCA Virginia Healthcare hospitals received an ‘A’ grade:
- Parham Doctors’ Hospital
- Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
- Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
- Johnston Willis Hospital
- Chippenham Hospital
- Reston Hospital Center
- LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski
- LewisGale Medical Center
- Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery
“I’m incredibly proud of our medical staff and support teams for their unwavering commitment to our patients and to our mission focused on the care and improvement of human life,” said Tim McManus, HCA Healthcare Capital Division president. “Our high Leapfrog scores are concrete evidence of the quality of care we provide and our dedication to patient safety.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers. 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 2,600 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.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of The Leapfrog Group. “These ‘As’ are a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for the HCA Virginia Health System. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”