Published on October 31, 2014

Genesis Hospitals Awarded Highest Grades In Quad-Cities For Patient Safety By Hospital Safety Score


Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and Genesis Medical Center, Silvis have each been awarded “A” grades, the top safety grades in the Quad Cities, from Hospital Safety Score.
 
The Hospital Safety Score is calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.

Hospital Safety Score rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

"On a daily basis Genesis employees work hard together to provide the safest care possible for patients,'' said Doug Cropper, President and CEO, Genesis Health System.  "We have made patient safety a system-wide priority and involved every employee in our safety goals.’’

“Patient safety needs to be a 24-7 priority for hospitals, as errors and infections are all too common and often deadly,’’ said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leaprfrog Group. “We commend the ‘A’ hospitals, including the Genesis Health System hospitals, for helping us to raise the standards of health care nationwide, and demonstrating that they’ve made the well-being of patients a top priority.

“We congratulate Genesis Medical Centers for their safety excellence and hope the Genesis hospitals will continue to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.”

Genesis Medical Centers in Davenport and Silvis have received higher Hospital Safety Score letter grades than all other hospitals in the Quad-Cities.

To see Genesis Medical Centers scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.  Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

“We hope the patients we serve take advantage of the information available to them and become educated patients,’’ Cropper added. “Educated patients keep us striving to do the best we can for them.’’

Hospital Safety Score uses measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.  More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this fall.  A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

About Genesis Health System
Genesis Health System, its affiliates and partners, offer a full continuum of health care services for a 10-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Genesis hospital affiliates include: Acute and tertiary hospital care at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and DeWitt, Iowa and at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis and Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Ill. Genesis also manages a hospital in Maquoketa, Iowa. Genesis offers home health and hospice services through Genesis VNA and Hospice; Genesis Workplace Services; Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House; senior living facilities offering rehabilitation and long-term care; Genesis Health Group, with  nearly 170 primary care physicians and specialists; and, the Genesis Quad Cities Family Medicine Residency program.  For more information, visit our Web site at www.genesishealth.com.

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