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JMH Achieves Straight A's for Hospital Safety

Johnson Memorial Health Franklin Indiana

Johnson Memorial Health has achieved straight A's for the third consecutive year in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based patient safety.

“These grades are representative of our intense and intentional focus on quality and safety throughout the organization,” said Larry Heydon, President/CEO of Johnson Memorial Health. “We are proud of the collective work that our physicians and staff have done to ensure JMH continues to be one of the safest hospitals in the nation.”

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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Johnson Memorial Health’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Johnson Memorial Health’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see more details on Johnson Memorial Health’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Facebook and Twitter.

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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.