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November 4, 2016

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Group.pngFisher-Titus Medical Center has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score for Fall 2016, ranking the Medical Center among the safest hospitals in the United States. The scores were announced on October 31 by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Fisher-Titus was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. In Ohio, only 43 hospitals were ranked with an “A” score.

“I want to personally thank our employees, physicians, board of directors, and volunteers who make our patients’ safety and well-being their top priorities,” said Lorna Strayer, Fisher-Titus President. This designation ensures our patients and their families, as well as the communities we serve, of our continual focus on patient safety at Fisher-Titus.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

To see Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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.

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