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Leapfrog grade A score for fall 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Allegheny Health Network hospitals receive “A” grades in national patient safety report

AGH, Grove City, Forbes, Saint Vincent and West Penn Hospitals Lauded by Leapfrog Group for Care Excellence 

Five Allegheny Health Network (AHN) hospitals have been awarded “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s autumn 2021 survey, a national report that recognizes hospitals for the quality and safety of the care they provide to patients.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for patients and purchasers. The twice-annual “Safety Grade” report 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.

In the report, issued this week, AHN’s Grove City Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, and West Penn Hospital all received “A” grades.

“At AHN, our caregivers take pride in providing the safest and highest quality of care possible for patients,” said Brian Parker, MD, AHN’s Chief Quality Officer. “These ‘A’ grades are a testament to our culture of safety, and our team’s commitment to providing remarkable experiences for all who need our care.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,900 U.S. acute-care hospitals, twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed, and the results are free to the public.

“At a time when hospitals everywhere have been experiencing enormous operational challenges, and as we continue to navigate an unprecedented and unpredictable public health crisis, we could not be prouder of or more grateful to our physicians, nurses and team members at every level for the exceptional work they do every day to help us meet the highest standards of excellence in the care we provide,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN’s president and CEO.  

To view the complete list of Pennsylvania hospital Leapfrog grades, visit

www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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