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Virginia Hospital Center Earns Another “A” for Safety and Quality
Unbroken Streak Puts Hospital in Select Company Nationwide

For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
tel: 703.558.6595

Arlington, VA (November 7, 2017) – For the 11th consecutive grading period, Virginia Hospital Center earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A, the gold standard measure of hospital patient safety in the United States. This unbroken streak puts the Hospital in elite company – only 82 hospitals nationwide have achieved an A for the same scoring period since the inception of the safety grades.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization, assigns letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals bi-annually. Of the 2,632 hospitals evaluated in fall 2017, only 832 earned an A.

“We are proud to be one of the handful of hospitals nationwide to earn an A from The Leapfrog Group, and that has received an A once again,” said James B. Cole, President and CEO. “This unbroken record is a significant achievement that validates our efforts to provide the highest quality care to our patients in the safest environment possible.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospitals that repeatedly earn an A for safety are in select company. Not only have they achieved the nation’s top honor for patient safety, but they have sustained that performance over time.

“We use the Safety Grade to score hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections,” said Leah Binder, Leapfrog President and CEO. “We salute Virginia Hospital Center’s commitment to patient safety and congratulate the Hospital for its 11 consecutive safety grades of A.”

To see the full list of The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2017 hospital grades, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 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. To learn more, go to www.leapfroggroup.org.


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