Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
Needham, Mass. – For the third time in a row, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID Needham) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. The ratings signify how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm, including medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.
“We are proud to receive this national recognition from The Leapfrog Group for the third year in a row,” said John Fogarty, president, BID Needham. “This award is a direct reflection of our team’s collective commitment to providing high quality care in the safest environment possible.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are determined with the guidance of an expert panel using 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to more than 2,700 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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see BID Needham’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID Needham) is a licensed 58-bed acute care community hospital. BID Needham has served residents in Needham and surrounding communities for more than 100 years. The hospital has been recognized by several organizations for quality and safety, including five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and the 2019 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.
BID Needham is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. For more information about Beth Israel Lahey Health, please visit www.bilh.org.