GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI (December 14, 2020) – Singing River Health System Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospitals were both awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Singing River Health System’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.
This ‘A’ rating is reflective of the hard work and relentless dedication of our team members to our core value of “Quality is in our DNA.” It is a measurable reflection of their commitment to excellence,” said Lee Bond, Chief Executive Officer of Singing River Health System. “These awards speak to the heart and soul of our people who carry out our Mission to Improve Health and Save Lives every day, a true testament to how we can overcome any obstacle or pandemic that tries to stand in our way.”Lee Bond, Chief Executive Officer, Singing River Health System
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, President, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Singing River Health System. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Singing River Health System’s full grade details along with other health care providers in your area and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Singing River Health System
Singing River Health System is the Mission-Driven, community based, not-for-profit health care provider for the Mississippi Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. As one of South Mississippi’s largest employers, the system offers award-winning, comprehensive care for every age and stage. Singing River Health System is committed to the highest quality standards and is an accredited Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Excellence and rated #1 in Market for Patient Safety and Overall Medical Excellence by CareChex.
Singing River Health System provides both critical and acute health services at each of their hospitals in Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula. Singing River offers charitable assistance and leads numerous educational and community outreach programs. Singing River strengthens the local economy by recruiting more than 300 of the very best physicians and other professionals to its community while providing adequate jobs, wages, and benefits to approximately 3,000 employees and their families. Through this dedication, Singing River improves the health of its community while making it a better place to live and work, and are honored to be the caregiver of choice. For more information, please visit www.singingriverhealthsystem.com.