Kingman, Arizona, November 7, 2019  Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) was awarded an ‘A’ today when the Leapfrog Group announced their fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes KRMC’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety. It assigns safety grades to hospitals across the nation twice annually in the spring and fall. 

This grade marks KRMC’s second ‘A’ rating this year – the first was awarded with Leapfrog’s spring announcement in May.

KRMC CEO Brian Turney previously challenged KRMC leaders to focus more closely on patient safety. Today, he is pleased with the results.

“I appreciate our management, clinical providers, and staff who have accepted my challenge to provide care with patient safety foremost in their minds,” said Turney.

“Achieving another ‘A’ from Leapfrog demonstrates their dedication to those efforts, and I know they will continue to uphold the standards they have set for patient care at KRMC.”

The Leapfrog safety grade has become a gold standard measure of patient safety. Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

To see KRMC’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visithospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Surveycollects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 

 

 

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.