Bon Secours Richmond Health System announced earlier this month that Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va., Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va., and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va. were recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade, a standard measure of patient safety, by The Leapfrog Group. These facilities were among only 32 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive the “A” grade.
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals across the nation twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring. The grade represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Safety Grade includes 27 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
“Patient safety has always been and will always be a top priority for us,” said John McCurley, M.D., chief medical officer of Bon Secours Richmond Health System. “Our hospitals are a trusted part of the greater Richmond community and we pledge to honor the trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress and working toward the highest possible standard of safety.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, is peer-reviewed and fully transparent and free to the public. To see Bon Secours Richmond’s detailed scores, as well as individual hospital grades and state rankings, visit the Hospital Safety Grade website at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Bon Secours Richmond is part of Bon Secours Virginia, which provides compassionate medical care to thousands of Virginians through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across the Commonwealth. The fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, Bon Secours Richmond is a Catholic health ministry that partners with the community to create a more humane world, build health and social justice and serve those who are vulnerable. Bon Secours Richmond provides nearly $130 million in community care through Medicare, Medicaid, charity care and other community benefits. As one of Richmond’s largest employers, the not-for-profit health system employs more than 9,000 people, including nearly 420 providers as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group. Bon Secours Richmond includes St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Rappahannock General Hospital and Westchester Emergency Center. The Bon Secours Virginia Health Care Foundation raises charitable funds to help Bon Secours Virginia Health System address the community’s growing health care needs with compassion and excellence.