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MedStar St. Mary’s Earns Second ‘A’ in Leapfrog’s National Hospital Safety Grade

Leonardtown, MD - May 21, 2019 – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has been awarded an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, recognizing the hospital’s superior efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. This is the second consecutive cycle in which the hospital has earned top marks.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms.

“Our top priority is always the safety of our patients. MedStar St. Mary Hospital’s Medical Staff and associates work tirelessly to create a safe environment for all,” said Christine R. Wray, president of MedStar St. Mary’s.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. Visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org to learn more.

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