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Doylestown Hospital Nationally Recognized with an “A” for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Doylestown Hospital earned an eleventh consecutive “A” grade for patient safety.

Doylestown Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Doylestown Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

Only 124 hospitals in the U.S. have maintained an “A” grade for 11 consecutive cycles and only two in Pennsylvania.

“Doylestown Health has a long tradition of providing the safest possible medical care to our community,” said Doylestown Health President and 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 continue to uphold that commitment to patient safety, especially during the pandemic.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

Doylestown Hospital earned an eleventh consecutive “A” grade for patient safety.

Doylestown Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Doylestown Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“Doylestown Health has a long tradition of providing the safest possible medical care to our community,” said Doylestown Health President and 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 continue to uphold that commitment to patient safety, especially during the pandemic.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Doylestown Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Doylestown Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About Doylestown Health and Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health, has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.

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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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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