Payson — Mountain View Hospital has received its fifth consecutive “A” grade in the biannual Hospital Safety Grades published by The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes exceptional performance in consistently meeting evidence-based patient safety guidelines. The “A” grade for fall 2017 is a continuation of Mountain View’s record of top honors from The Leapfrog Group.
“Our team is committed to serving patients in a safe environment,” Mountain View CEO Kevin Johnson said. “I’m extremely proud of our providers and staff for their continued recognition from The Leapfrog Group. This ‘A’ grade is indicative of our performance in keeping patients safe from injury, infection and medical error.”
Several initiatives contribute to the high level of patient safety at Mountain View Hospital, including a safety program and quality reviews to improve patient outcomes and enhance each patient’s personal experience. Additionally, investment in technology like the HUGS infant security and computerized medication management systems further ensures safety.
To see Mountain View’s grade as it compares nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. This site also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
The Hospital Safety Grades were compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to educate themselves and their families. Calculated in collaboration with The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score compiles 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data into a single “grade.” That score represents any hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections and injuries as well as medical and medication errors.