Mid Coast Hospital Recognized in Top 50 U.S. Hospitals

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, has announced the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded Mid Coast Hospital the elite designation of 'A' for its continued achievement in patient safety. Mid Coast Hospital is one of only 49 "Straight A" hospitals in the United States to be awarded an 'A' every grading cycle since 2012.

"Mid Coast Hospital is honored to be recognized among only 49 hospitals in the United States to maintain perfect quality scores since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade," said Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast–Parkview Health. "The consistency of this measure assures us that our hard work and dedication to continuously improving quality and patient care is on par with our mission to provide outstanding healthcare in our community."

"Only a very select group of hospitals nationally continue to earn an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade year after year. It shows an unbroken commitment to protecting patients from preventable errors and accidents that harm and even kill too many people in our country every day," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Thank you to Mid Coast Hospital for always putting your patients first."

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D, and F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see more details about Mid Coast Hospital’s performance, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.