Mills-Peninsula Receives ‘A’ Safety Rating from Leapfrog Group
Mills-Peninsula has received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2013 Hospital Safety Score. This is the third consecutive time Mills-Peninsula has earned an “A” rating for hospital safety from Leapfrog. The Hospital Safety Score grades general acute care hospitals on how safe they are for patients. It is calculated twice each year using publicly available data on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections at hospitals.
A panel of patient safety experts provided guidance to The Leapfrog Group to calculate the grades from A to F. The panel selected 26 measures of hospital safety data, analyzed the data and determined the weight of each measure.
Mills-Peninsula achieved the highest score possible for:
- Computerized Physician Order Entry
- Nursing Workforce
- Leadership Structures and System
- Medication Reconciliation
- Identification and Mitigation of Risks and Hazards
- Care of the Ventilated Patient
- Teamwork Training and Skill Building
- Culture Measurement, Feedback and Intervention
- Pressure Ulcer, Stage 3 and 4
- Foreign Object Retained After Surgery
- Air Embolism
In the spring 2013 Hospital Safety Score, Mills-Peninsula again achieved the highest score possible for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), in which physicians enter orders directly into a computer rather than on paper. Because orders are automatically checked for errors and integrated with patient data, CPOE systems can prevent medication errors. Hospitals earn points in the CPOE Safety Score based on their level of implementation.
In June and November 2012, Mills-Peninsula also received Leapfrog’s “A” score for patient safety. The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
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