GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI – May 12, 2022 – Singing River Health System along with Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock all received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognized the health system’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“We are proud of this national ‘A’ safety grade in light of the pandemic,” said Tiffany Murdock, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Singing River Health System. “Our healthcare workers worked tirelessly around the clock to provide quality care during a time with so much uncertainty. Looking ahead, our healthcare team will strive to always find healthcare solutions for our patients, while providing them with the quality care and security they deserve.”– Tiffany Murdock, interim Chief Executive Officer, Singing River Health System
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Singing River Health System for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”– Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group
To see Singing River Health System’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
About Singing River Health System
Singing River Health System is a community-based, not-for-profit healthcare provider for the Mississippi Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. Offering award-winning, comprehensive care, for every age and stage, Singing River’s three hospitals in Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula, along with partners at Ochsner Medical Center – Hancock, are the coast’s only Leapfrog “A” Rated Hospitals for Patient Safety. Singing River provides the highest quality care in the region through its innovative technology and a strong commitment to service. Home to the Gulf Coast’s only designated Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care and Spine Surgery. Singing River offers charitable assistance and leads numerous educational and community outreach programs. Strengthening its local economy by recruiting more than 300 of the very best physicians and professionals to the community while providing competitive jobs, wages, and benefits to approximately 3,400 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. Learn more at SingingRiverHealthSystem.com. Stay in tune with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.
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 for patient safety. 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.