Meadville Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Meadville Medical Center
Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) received an "A"
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction
recognizes MMC's achievements in protecting patients from harm and
error in the hospital.
"We are extremely pleased to once again achieve an "A"
Safety Grade rating reflecting the highest quality and safety scores in
our region for the 7th time in a row, " noted Philip Pandolph, MMC
President and CEO. "Our dedicated leadship and staff work diligently
every day to place every patient and family first. We are deeply committed
to ensuring the best care for our community."
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 thirty national
performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections,
as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
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.
"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 Meadville Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients
and their safety, especially during these trying times."
To see MMC's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying
safe in the hospital, visit
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 non-
profit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the
quality and safey of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital
Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect
and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.