Maui Memorial Medical Center Earns an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

June 16, 2015, 2:19 PM HST · Updated June 16, 2:23 PM
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Hospital Safety Score.

Hospital Safety Score.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Memorial Medical Center was recently awarded an A grade for Hospital Safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit watchdog group.

The award for dedication to patient safety was issued in the Spring of 2015, and recognizes recipients for their role in protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.

The Hospital Safety Score is a “gold standard rating for patient safety,” compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group.

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Hospital representatives say it’s the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety.

“The Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay,” the announcement said.

“MMMC’s A grade validates its achievement in preventing harm within the hospital, and we are proud to recognize the efforts of the care providers and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, in a press release. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Maui Memorial Medical Center and all other A hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently providing a safe environment for care.”

The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of hospital safety data to produce a single score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

More than 2,500 US general hospitals were assigned scores in April 2015, with about 31% receiving an A grade.

***Click here to see MMMC’s full score.

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