The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization, says IU Health La Porte Hospital has earned an “A” in patient safety. The Leapfrog Group calculates the Hospital Safety Score using publically-available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors as well as infections. The score is guided by top national patient safety experts, and they assign hospitals across the nation with an “A, B, C, D, or F” grade for overall safety.
Only 729 hospitals earned an “A,” of the 2652 hospitals nationwide that were graded.
“Our goal is similar to Leapfrog’s goal – to give patients the vital information they need and deserve before entering a hospital,” said President and CEO Thor Thordarson. “We, too, hope people will use this score to talk with their doctor, make information decisions about where to seek care, and take the right precautions during a hospital stay.”
Child Nursing and Quality Officer Pauline Arnold said their colleagues are not only comfortable and open to discussing safety issues, but they are proactive in improving the overall care and safety of their patients.