Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes NNMC’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“Delivering safe care requires an all-team approach and I am proud of our staff – both clinical and administrative – who take the time to elevate patient care to a level that has earned us nine consecutive "A" grade safety awards,” said Katie Grimm, Chief Nursing Officer at Northern Nevada Medical Center.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We are extremely proud to have received an 'A' for the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the ninth season in a row,” said Helen Lidholm, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Nevada Medical Center. “Our staff has and will continue to ensure safe care is consistently provided.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
"As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Northern Nevada Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud."