Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Winchester/Sewanee Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
November 16, 2022
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee's achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Our team is committed to delivering safe, high-quality care to patients, families and visitors and ensuring that everyone has a positive experience at our hospital. Our A Grade is a reflection of the culture we have here at (STRHS)-Winchester/Sewanee and our commitment to instilling best practices as daily habits," said Adam Martin, CEO of STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee. "We have ensured that high-quality care is a way of life for our team, and we have maintained this focus on our patients despite the challenges we have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
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 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 SouthernTnWinchester.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.