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Doylestown Hospital Receives an "A" for Patient Safety

11/02/2017

DOYLESTOWN, PA, November 2, 2017 – Doylestown Hospital again earned an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Doylestown Hospital was awarded an "A" grade last spring and was additionally recognized as one of the Leapfrog Group's "Top Hospitals" in the U.S. in 2016. Doylestown Hospital was one of only 56 general hospitals to earn the distinction.

The Leapfrog Group recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in 27 patient safety measures.

"Our focus on safety and quality begins even before patients arrive in our hospital with processes and protocols designed for excellence in care and outcomes," said Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health. "It is our mission to be both proactive and responsive to the health and wellness needs of our community and the Leapfrog Group's Patient Safety Grade is one of the most important measures of our success."

"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 Doylestown Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first."

To see Doylestown Hospital's full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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

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.