VUH and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital Receive Top Safety Grade 

Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital received a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group, designating them as some of the safest hospitals in the nation. Leapfrog uses several types of public data to produce a Hospital Safety Score that represents a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical errors.  

“To have both Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital achieve ‘A’ scores is truly an achievement,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Leapfrog scores are not achieved through a popularity contest but are awarded based on a steadfast commitment to a wide range of performance outcomes that are meaningful to patients and their families. I want to congratulate and express my gratitude to everyone for earning these top scores.” 

To determine a safety grade, Leapfrog not only looks at outcome measures, but also processes measures such as staff responsiveness overall hospital environment and how thoroughly technology is embedded into the delivery of care. Learn more about Leapfrog scoring in the VUMC Reporter article here