Centura Avista Adventist Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Avista Adventist’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
This marks the fifth consecutive “A” grade the hospital has received from the Leapfrog Group, which also bestowed a Leapfrog Top Hospital Award upon Avista Adventist in 2021.
“I could not be more proud of our team of caregivers for their commitment 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensuring zero preventable harm to our patients,” said Isaac Sendros, CEO of Avista Adventist Hospital. “Our safety grade ‘straight As’ prove this commitment to our community remains rock solid.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Avista Adventist Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see Avista Adventist’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.