Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston recently received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Mile Bluff’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“At Mile Bluff, a lot of effort goes into keeping infection rates low, preventing errors, and ensuring we have strong lines of communication between our hospital staff, patients and families” explained Quality Director, Paul Frigoli.  “This Safety Grade is the gold standard measure of patient safety; and we are proud to report that our efforts have earned Mile Bluff this distinction.”

The Leapfrog Group, assigns A through F grades to general hospitals across the country.  The grades are based on over thirty national performance measures that reflect errors, accidents, injuries and infections; as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Mile Bluff Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

 

To see Mile Bluff’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.