Six MCHS hospitals earn “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group

 All six eligible Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals earned A grades from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that provides safety ratings. The ratings are intended to help patients choose their preferred healthcare destinations.

“Fostering a strong culture of safety allows us to deliver exceptional outcomes and prioritize what matters most: the well-being of our patients,” says Gurpreet Singh, M.B.B.S, M.D., Quality chair of Mayo Clinic Health System. “We are honored by these recognitions and will continue to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone who walks through our doors.”

Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals that received an A grade included Minnesota campuses in Austin, Albert Lea, Fairmont, Mankato and Red Wing, plus also MCHS campuses in Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice each year. The score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data and 12 self-reported survey answers, which are combined to produce a single safety score. A panel of patient safety experts developed the measures for the score.