Terre Haute Regional Hospital has been recognized in the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

The hospital was given an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, a leading expert on patient safety.

The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“Now that we’ve been collecting national hospital data over several years, we can examine not only how safe a hospital is now, but how consistently it maintains that patient safety focus over time,” said Leah Binder, president of the Leapfrog president and CEO. 

The hospital safety score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

Of the 2,523 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 782 earned an A, 719 earned a B, 859 earned a C, 143 earned a D and 20 earned an F. The hospital safety score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades available online.

To see how Terre Haute Regional’s ‘A’ score compares locally and nationally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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