Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
Story by Allisson Sambataro
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates White Oak Medical Center’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.
“I am incredibly proud of our team for their dedication to achieve this milestone and receive an ‘A’ from Leapfrog,” said Anthony Stahl, president of Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center. “While the last few years have been challenging, our team’s commitment remained: to improve patient safety and provide a world-class experience to every patient.”
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 the 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 harm 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.