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Doylestown Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

11/16/2016

DOYLESTOWN, PA, November 9, 2016 – Doylestown Hospital earned an "A" grade and ranks among the safest hospitals in the United States in new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, recently announced the grades. Doylestown Hospital was one of 844 hospitals across the nation to receive an "A".

"Doylestown Health has a long tradition of providing the safest possible medical care to our community," said Doylestown Health CEO Jim Brexler. "Throughout our history the leaders of our organization have made top priorities of improving patient experience and proactively advocating for the wellness of the individuals we serve. Those who have gone before us created a culture marked by the relentless pursuit of quality, and we are upholding that commitment to patient safety."

"Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We recognize and appreciate 'A' hospitals' vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 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.

To see Doylestown Hospital's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

About Doylestown Health and Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital is the flagship of the Doylestown Health system, a connected system of inpatient, outpatient and community services. Doylestown Hospital is nationally and regionally recognized for high quality and innovation. The Hospital has 232 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 425 physicians in more than 50 specialties offering comprehensive healthcare services from childbirth to end-of-life care.