May 20, 2019
Hermitage, TN — TriStar Summit Medical Center was recently nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety by being awarded an “A” grade in the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals in the areas of preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
The “A” grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care. Administered on behalf of employers and other purchasers, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the nation’s only rating system focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. This is the industry’s gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to educate themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“We’re happy to be recognized as a Middle Tennessee leader in patient safety. Our physicians and staff work tirelessly to provide our patients with the best care possible,” says Brian Marger, CEO, TriStar Summit Medical Center. “We are pleased the community has this type of data available to help them make informed decisions about who they trust for their health care needs.”
Of the approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country surveyed, only 32 percent earned an “A.”