Tuesday, October 31, 2017
NORMAN, OK - Norman Regional Hospital was recently given an “A” in the fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating focused exclusively on hospital safety. They give hospitals A, B, C, D or F letter grades based on a numerical score calculated on a review of 30 patient safety measures twice a year.
The Leapfrog group began doing the Hospital Safety Grades in 2012 to help patients and families determine the safest hospitals to seek care.
Norman Regional, located at 901 N. Porter Ave., earned an "A" grade from Leapfrog, bringing up its "B" from the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
"We take safety seriously. We always want to make sure our patients are safe and well taken care of," said Richie Splitt, President and CEO of Norman Regional Health System. "We're proud of our 'A' grade. It is meaningful recognition of our continuous efforts to reduce medical errors, injuries and infections."
Forty Oklahoma hospitals were graded by Leapfrog. To see a full list of Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Oklahoma, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.