Banner Wyoming Medical Center earns third straight ‘A’ on Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Apr 29, 2021
Banner Wyoming Medical Center was awarded our third straight ‘A’ in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing our achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
Banner Wyoming Medical Center previously earned ‘A’ grades in spring and fall 2020.
"Patient safety is a core value for everyone at Banner Wyoming Medical Center. We are extremely proud to have been awarded our third-straight 'A' from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. It is a testament to the skill, hard work and commitment to safety employees demonstrate at all levels of our organization," said Lance Porter, CEO. "I want to thank all of our team members for their dedication to patient safety. It is evident in the work they do every day that they are making WMC among the safest hospitals in Wyoming."
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Wyoming Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.
Banner Wyoming Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see our full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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 Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.