Monday, May 20, 2019
The designation recognizes the Norman Regional HealthPlex’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Patient safety is our No. 1 priority and we’re proud to receive an ‘A’ from Leapfrog,” said Richie Splitt, president and CEO of Norman Regional Health System. “We remain deeply committed to ensuring our patients receive the safest and highest quality of care.”
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
The Leapfrog group began doing the Hospital Safety Grades in 2012 to help patients and families determine the safest hospitals to seek care.
The Norman Regional HealthPlex is located off Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road and has 136 staffed beds. It is part of Norman Regional Health System, a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. Norman Regional Health System has grown to employ more than 2,700 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on its medical staff.