Tuality Healthcare Scores an ‘A’ in the Spring 2017 LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade
Contact: Lindsay Coon | 503-681-1654
| August 01, 2017 |
Awards & Honors
For the third scoring cycle in a row, Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, received an A rating in the newly released Spring 2017 LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade.
“Our staff members are committed to making Tuality a safe place for our patients, their colleagues, and our community,” said Manny Berman, President and CEO of Tuality Healthcare. “We are proud of our efforts to provide the safest possible environment for everyone who walks through our doors.”
The LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade scores hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, and uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.
Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Safety Grade includes 30 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
About Tuality Healthcare
Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU partner, is a leading health care provider in Washington County, serving a market area of 350,000 and growing. Tuality is a nonprofit, community-based organization with hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, and numerous physician and outpatient clinics. Tuality has a medical staff of 300 doctors and other health care professionals, and is one of the region’s largest employers with a staff of over 1,200. Tuality also provides free and low-cost health classes and support groups for the community through the Tuality Health Education Center.