Kadlec Earns “A” Rating for Quality

Kadlec Regional Medical Center has again earned the highest grade possible for quality and safety by the Leapfrog Group, which recently announced the spring 2018 scores. The bi-annual grading assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Kadlec is one of 11 hospitals in the state of Washington to earn an “A” grade. “This is a tribute to the dedication and expertise of our more than 3,700 Kadlec caregivers,” said Reza Kaleel, chief administrative officer at Kadlec. “Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate care, and the “A” grade validates the commitment throughout Kadlec to serve the needs of our patients.”

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla also earned an “A”.

Of the approximately 2,500 hospitals graded across the country, 30 percent earned an “A,” 28 percent earned a “B,” 35 percent a “C,” six percent a “D” and one percent an “F”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the fall and once in the spring.

For more information about the Safety Grade, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

For more information, contact Jim Hall at 509-942-2814, or jim.hall@kadlec.org