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Published on November 09, 2018

Virginia Hospital Center Once Again Achieves Elite National Recognition for Straight “A’s” in Patient Safety

For Immediate Release


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

Virginia Hospital Center achieved an “A” Hospital Safety Grade, for the 13th consecutive time, from The Leapfrog Group. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.

Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Virginia Hospital Center said, “It is exceptional for our Hospital to be recognized for not only having a great safety record, but our consistency in providing patient safety over many years. It takes all areas of the Hospital working together to meet the rigorous standards that lead to this consistent recognition.”

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 the 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.

“Virginia Hospital Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Virginia Hospital Center’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see more details on Virginia Hospital Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, 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.

About Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 70 years and was named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is a 394-bed, not-for-profit teaching facility, and is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information on Virginia Hospital Center Health System, CLICK HERE.