The Medical Center at Bowling Green Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

The Medical Center at Bowling Green received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff at the Medical Center at Bowling Green that we have received the honor of an “A” Safety Rating,” said Dr. William Moss, Chief Medical Officer, Med Center Health. “Providing a safe and secure environment in which our patients can heal is a top priority for us. We are grateful to the Leapfrog organization for recognizing the hard work and dedication of each and every employee at Med Center Health. Our mission is to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. This is but one step as a shared common goal of our staff and a reflection of where we want to be now and in the future.”

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 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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. To see The Medical Center at Bowling Green’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.