University Hospitals Parma Medical Center Awarded Fall 2023 A Hospital Safety Grade From Leapfrog Group

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center 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 UH Parma Medical Center’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. This marks the second ‘A’ rating UH Parma Medical Center has received this year (spring 2023, fall 2023).

“Safety is at the forefront of our health systems, caregivers, and patients across the board. Therefore, it’s important that we embrace a culture of safety within our medical centers,” said James Hill, MD, Chief Operating Officer of UH Parma Medical Center. “UH Parma remains steadfast in providing support and ensuring the utmost safety for our patients. We are proud to have received an ‘A’ hospital safety rating from the Leapfrog Group for our continued efforts.”

Leapfrog’s publicly available hospital grades are an important tool that empowers patients, Dr. Hill added. UH Parma closely monitors quality measures like hospital-acquired infections and readmission rates. All caregivers, including nurses and physicians, are encouraged to actively advocate for their patients, which leads to a culture of shared responsibility and accountability.

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. Leapfrog evaluated more than 2,800 hospitals in fall 2023, with only 30% receiving an ‘A’ rating.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means University Hospitals Parma Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. 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 UH Parma Medical Center’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. 

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About University Hospitals Parma Medical Center / University Hospitals Health System
For more than 60 years, UH Parma Medical Center has served the southwestern suburbs of Cleveland. UH Parma Medical Center provides acute and sub-acute care, with 287 beds and specialty centers for stroke, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, pain management, acute rehabilitation and bariatric care. As part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Parma Medical Center gives patients access to nationally recognized UH Cleveland Medical Center, which is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys. UH has a history of more than 150 years of serving the needs of patient and now see more than 1 million patients per year through an integrated network of more than 20 hospitals including five joint-venture hospitals, more than 60 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, dermatology, transplantation and urology. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org.

About The Leapfrog Group                                                                                  

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

Christopher Harris
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Christopher.Harris@UHhospitals.org

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University Hospitals | Cleveland, OH

Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris
Senior Media Relations Strategist
Christopher.Harris@UHhospitals.org

(c) 216.403.7564

University Hospitals | Cleveland, OH

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