The Medical Center at Bowling Green Awarded Spring 2024 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

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 prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

“This continued validation from the leading Patient Safety organization proves the quality of care provided by The Medical Center at Bowling Green is exemplary,” said Brian Lowery, Director of Quality and Performance Excellence at Med Center Health. “Achieving this rating requires a determined and coordinated effort from the Medical Staff, Nursing, Ancillary staff, Quality personnel and Administration. Processes in the organization that impact patient safety were reviewed in detail to reveal any opportunities for improvement. Med Center Health continually invests in technology, staffing, and material resources to advance patient safety and the quality of care for our patients.”    

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.

“Everyone who works at The Medical Center at Bowling Green should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank The Medical Center at Bowling Green for its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

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.