Carney earns 'A' grade for patient safety efforts

Dorchester’s Carney Hospital has once again earned an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization that collects and monitors hospital performance nationally.

“Patient safety is our number one priority at Carney Hospital and across all Steward hospitals. To be honored with an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog reflects that steadfast commitment – even during difficult times,” said Tom Sands, president of Carney Hospital.

“This has been a challenging year, and we’re extremely proud of the world-class expertise and services our community-based hospital has been able to provide our patients through it all,” he added. “With our ‘A’ score, we will continue to provide top quality care to our community.”

“Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error,” explained Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

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 grades to more than 2,600 US acute-care hospitals twice per year.

To see Carney Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.