Kent Hospital nationally recognized for keeping patients safe

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WARWICK, R.I (WLNE) – Kent Hospital was recognized by The Leapfrog Group for its outstanding performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned to over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually.

The Leapfrog Group makes its performance evaluation by using up to 28 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data ranging from 2017-2019.

According to The Leapfrog Group, Kent Hospital reduced the incidence rates of 14 of the 15 measured Hospital Acquired complications and Hospital-acquired infections and outperformed the national mean in 9 of these measures.

“Kent Hospital is proud of this notable national achievement, improving its score by implementing a number of patient safety best-practices endorsed by safety organizations, such as the national Quality Forum and through targeted improvement efforts to reduce avoidable harm to patients,” said Robert J. Haffey, President and COO of Kent Hospital.

Kent Hospital outperformed over 43% of hospitals nationally, receiving a B rating.

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