HCA Virginia May 15, 2019

Richmond, VA – HCA Virginia hospitals have been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

This designation recognizes Parkridge East’s efforts to protect patients from harm and to provide safer health care. Chippenham, Henrico Doctors' and Johnston-Willis Hospitals along with John Randolph Medical Center, Parham Doctors', and Retreat Doctors' Hospitals all received an 'A' rating.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care.

"This national recognition is a testament to our dedication to providing the highest quality of care for those we serve," said Elizabeth Mikula, vice president of quality of the HCA Capital Division. "We are honored to be recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality."

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 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.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.” 

To see the full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Founded in 2000, the Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. For more information, visit leapfroggroup.org.