Singing River Health System’s, Ocean Springs Hospital, Awarded ‘A’gain for Patient Safety

Recognized among the Nation’s Safest Hospitals with the Highest Grade in the Region by Leapfrog.

Singing River Health System’s, Ocean Springs Hospital, is the ‘A’ Team of Patient Safety, as it was awarded an ‘A’ grade for a second time in Leapfrog’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report, the highest score received among area hospitals.

The designation recognizes Singing River Health System’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Quality is a core value for us, it is in our DNA,” said Lee Bond, Chief Executive Officer of Singing River Health System. “This “A” designation of quality and safety is the portrayal of the passion and hard work of our dedicated clinicians, technicians and support staff whose mission in this life is to improve the health and save the lives of others.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

How Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade System Works

Developed with support by a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade utilizes 28 measures of public hospital safety data to attribute grades to nearly 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals in the United States. Conducted twice every year, this methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. Leapfrog makes the results free to the public.

Visit hospitalsafetygrade.org to view Singing River Health System’s Leapfrog grades and details, where you’ll also find useful tips for staying safe in a hospital environment. Also be sure to follow The Leapfrog Group on Facebook and Twitter.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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 community based, not-for-profit healthcare provider for Jackson County and surrounding areas on the Gulf Coast. As one of the county’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.

We provide both critical and acute health services, charitable assistance, and lead numerous educational and community outreach programs. We strengthen the local economy by recruiting more than 300 of the very best physicians and other professionals to our community, while providing adequate jobs, wages and benefits to approximately 2,400 employees and their families. Through this dedication, we help improve the health of the community while making it a better place to live and work. We are honored to be the caregiver of choice.