Roane Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

Harriman, TN May 3, 2023 – Roane 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 Roane Medical Center’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

“Roane Medical Center is honored to receive our third consecutive A grade with Leapfrog during our tenth anniversary year.  Our hospital aspires to have safe top-quality care for our community,” said Jason Pilant, president, and CAO of Roane Medical Center.  “This rating helps demonstrate that commitment from our entire staff.”

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.

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”

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.

To see Roane Medical Center’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, Facebook and via its newsletter. 

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About Roane Medical Center

A member hospital of Covenant Health, Roane Medical Center is located in Harriman, Tennessee, and is a 54-bed community hospital equipped with modern technologies and expert staff. The hospital offers medical, surgical and critical care; emergency services; accredited diagnostic imaging services and health education. Specialized care includes cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, women’s services and an accredited sleep center. The hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission for achievements in quality and safety. Learn more at RoaneMedicalCenter.com.

About The Leapfrog Group                                                                                   Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter

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