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November 8, 2019

Fauquier Health receives an “A” for patient safety

Fauquier Health received an “A” in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national rating system for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

An independent watchdog organization, the Leapfrog Group assigns “A” to “F” grades to all general hospitals across the country, based on their performances in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“One of our high-five guiding principles is delivering high quality care,” Fauquier Health CEO Chad Melton said. “Our board, medical staff, and the Fauquier Health team believe that quality is the foundation of the organization. Receiving an “A” grade from the Leapfrog organization is a testament that our team is delivering on our promise.”

Leapfrog uses 28 measures of publicly available data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice a year. The methodology is peer-reviewed and transparent, with results free to the public.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder said. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers in 2000 founded Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization that promotes the quality and safety of American health care.
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