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Mary Rutan Hospital Recognized for Dedication to Patient Safety

Hospital news | Friday, November 8, 2019

Contact: Laura Miller

Mary Rutan Hospital is proud to announce that it has again been awarded an ‘A’ grade in the 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes the Hospital for how well it protects patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Mary Rutan Hospital has received an ‘A’ for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

“Patient safety is paramount to everyone at Mary Rutan Hospital,” said Mandy Goble, President & CEO of Mary Rutan Hospital. “When patients are admitted to Mary Rutan Hospital, they and their families can be confident that we have the personnel, training and systems in place to maintain the highest level of clinical care and patient safety. I am extremely proud of our team and applaud them for the outstanding and safe care they provide each and every day.”

The Hospital Safety Grades are compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The Hospital Safety Grades are free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Mary Rutan Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”

“Improving patient care by focusing on key quality and safety indicators is integral to achieving Mary Rutan Hospital’s overall quality and safety objectives, said Mary Levan, Director of Quality at Mary Rutan Hospital. “quality data is a critical tool that allows us to promote performance improvement and focus on protecting patients from preventable harm and delivering safe, high-quality care to the communities we serve.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

Mary Rutan Hospital is a leading not-for-profit health care organization with a comprehensive and integrated system of inpatient, outpatient and community services connected to meet the health and wellness needs of all members of the community. In addition to the Hospital, there are 15 off-site locations in a four-county region including, Logan, Champaign, Hardin and Shelby. Together, Mary Rutan Hospital team members deliver award winning services that are recognized by patients and their families, as well as independent organizations that rank the hospital among the best.

More information about Mary Rutan Hospital can be found at www.maryrutan.org.