Colorado Plains earns "A" grade for patient safety

November 29, 2016

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the United States, were announced last week by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.  Colorado Plains Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an "A" ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

"Colorado Plains Medical center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care and ensuring all patients, families, and visitors have a positive experience at our hospital.  We are please with this high mark, which places us among the top tier of hospitals across the country when it comes to patient safety," comments Gene O'Hara, Chief Executive Officer, at Colorado Plains Medical Center.

"Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital," said Leah Binder, presidnet and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.  "We recognize and appreciate 'A' hospitals' vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Pannel, the Leapfrog Hosptial 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 United States hospitals twice per year.  It is calculated by top patient safety experts, is peer-reviewed, is fully transparent, and is free to the public.

To see Colorado Plains Medical Center'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.