Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 10, 2022
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“We are honored to receive this high mark, which places us among the top tier of hospitals across the country when it comes to patient safety,” said Cliff Wilson, CEO-STRHS Winchester/Sewanee. “The way our team continues to care for our community, particularly during the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, is further proof of how we always put quality and safety first – and it reinforces how deserving our facility is of this grade. I am proud of our team’s hard work and their continued commitment to delivering high quality care to 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, accidents, injuries 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee 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 health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee’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.
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 forward 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.
About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee
Part of LifePoint Health, STRHS-Winchester, in conjunction with its sister campus in Sewanee, provides inpatient and outpatient services to Franklin County and the surrounding area at their 198-bed acute and skilled care facilities and 24 physician practices. For more information, visit SoutherTnWinchester.com.