(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 spring 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.
WRMC’s CEO Richard Keddington says earning an ‘A’ Safety Grade is a testament to their incredible staff, adding that their dedication to the safety of patients and the community is unwavering. The Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder says they hope the grade given helps to thank the people who work and volunteer at WRMC. She says they are role models in putting patients first and their service has been extraordinary in the county’s time of need. WRMC was also awarded an ‘A’ grade in the fall of 2019.