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All three Penn State Health hospitals earn ‘A’ grades for patient safety

All three Penn State Health hospitals earned top marks for patient safety on The Leapfrog Group’s semi-annual safety ranking report card.

Holy Spirit Medical Center, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center each received an “A” for their efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safe health care. The recognition marks Hershey Medical Center’s tenth consecutive “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

“People across central Pennsylvania have long depended on our hospitals for safe, high-quality care, close to where they live,” said Dr. Peter Dillon, chief clinical officer, Penn State Health. “The latest grades from the Leapfrog Group are a testament to the relentless commitment to safety shared by our caregivers and staff across the health system, especially as they provide care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Leapfrog evaluates as many as 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades of A, B, C, D or F to more than 2,600 hospitals across the nation based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Other organizations that have recognized Penn State Health for its quality of care include U.S. News and World Report, Best Doctors in America and the NRC Consumer Choice Award.

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