Three Vanderbilt hospitals have been recognized by the Leapfrog group as among the safest in the United States.
Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) all received a fall 2023 safety grade of “A.”
Leapfrog is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability.
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score uses numerous measures of hospital data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical errors, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“I am delighted that multiple hospitals have earned an ‘A’ Safety Grade. These scores reflect the solemn commitment of the physicians, nurses and staff working throughout our health system to always place patients at the center of care,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Read more about the designation in this article from the VUMC Reporter.