November 12, 2018
Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Tulane Lakeside’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
“One of the most important tenets of medicine is ‘first, do no harm.’ Patients and families trust that when they seek care at Tulane, they are going to get better, not worse,” said Dr. William Lunn, Tulane Health System’s president and CEO. “We work tirelessly to create an environment of care in which patient safety is paramount. I’m honored that this work is being recognized and what that means for our patients.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Tulane Lakeside that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Tulane Lakeside was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades.
To see Tulane Lakeside’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospitalsafetygrade.org. To learn more about Tulane Lakeside and its services, please visit TulaneLakeside.com.