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Doylestown Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

04/13/2017

DOYLESTOWN, PA, April 13, 2017 – Doylestown Hospital has again earned an"A" grade from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Doylestown Hospital was awarded an"A" grade last fall and was additionally recognized as one of the Leapfrog Group"s 56"Top Hospitals" in the U.S. in 2016.

The Leapfrog Group released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Doylestown Hospital was one of a select few hospitals in the region to receive an"A" for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

"Delivering quality and patient safety is a "team sport" and at Doylestown Health we all strive to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care," said Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health."The Leapfrog patient safety score is an excellent and welcome affirmation of the care our patients expect and receive from Doylestown Hospital."

"Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, "have achieved the highest safety standards in the country," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group."That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an "A" Safety Grade."

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 www.hospitalsafetygrade.org 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.

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About Doylestown Health

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive system of inpatient, outpatient and community services connected to meet the health and wellness needs of all members of the community. Our independent and nonprofit system is dedicated to healthcare excellence from childbirth to end-of-life care.