Watertown Hospital Receives Leapfrog Award

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) was once again nationally recognized for their efforts in providing safer health care. The facility was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Grade is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety which assigns a letter grade to all general hospitals across the country.

The Safety Grade is updated every six months, assessing how well the hospitals prevent medical errors and other harms to patients. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital data to assign grades and their methodology is peer-reviewed.

Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington says earning an ‘A’ Safety Grade once-again shows the level of care our associates have for our patients and community. He says their staff’s dedication, especially during this difficult time, shows their commitment to their mission of Making Communities Healthier.

The Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder says this ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Watertown Regional Medical Center. The hospital was also awarded an ‘A’ grade in the spring of 2020.