MANSFIELD — OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Marion General Hospital are among seven OhioHealth Hospitals to achieve the highest A rating in the Leapfrog Spring 2021 hospital safety grades, the only hospital rating system focused exclusively on safety.
In addition to Mansfield and Marion General hospitals, OhioHealth hospitals with an A grade include: OhioHealth Berger Hospital in Circleville, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Because of their critical access hospital designation, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital are not evaluated.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but these OhioHealth hospitals show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
More than 2,700 hospitals were graded by the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog organization on 27 publicly available safety measures including medication errors, infection rate, maternity care, critical care, complex adult surgery, and elective outpatient surgery. Twice a year, in the spring and fall, the Leapfrog group assigns letter grades A through F based on a commitment to patient safety and a reduction of avoidable harm.
Helping consumers protect themselves and their family members from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections is an important part of the grade.
“Our associates and physicians have courageously led through COVID-19 pandemic in the communities we serve, and this rating validates our hard work and commitment to safety in our community,” said Gavin Baumgardner, DO, vice president of medical affairs at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
“I’m so proud of our teams,” added Curt Gingrich, MD, president of Marion General Hospital. “We are continuously working to create an even safer environment for our patients, providers, and associates. We foster an environment that educates and supports our teams in countless safety measures.
"Marion General Hospital has achieved 18 consecutive A Hospital Safety Grades in a row.”