Marks Sixth Consecutive “A” Grade for Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, for the sixth consecutive time. The Safety Grade is a national distinction recognizing Henderson Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The sixth “A” grade follows the hospital’s distinction as one of only 48 in the United States to be named a Top Teaching Hospital in December 2020. This award places Henderson Hospital in the top two percent of the more than 2,200 hospitals considered for the award by The Leapfrog Group.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“This sixth consecutive award speaks volumes to the expertise and commitment of our employees and medical staff to providing high-quality care to our community under many unique circumstances,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. “The past 14 months have been incredibly stressful as we navigated through all the issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earning this recognition for the sixth time in three years is emblematic of our commitment to our mission and vision.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Henderson Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Henderson Hospital was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see the hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in Henderson, NV, this acute care hospital offers emergency care, surgical services, including an outpatient surgery center, cardiovascular care, women’s health and maternity services, including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, outpatient wound care and a freestanding emergency department. It is accredited as both a Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Henderson Hospital has also been honored by The Leapfrog Group as a Top General Hospital in 2018 and 2019; a Top Teaching Hospital in 2020; and earned the “A” Patient Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group during its last six award cycles. The hospital opened in 2016, with a new six-story patient tower currently under construction.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.