This week, Tulane Lakeside Hospital was awarded its 8th consecutive “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital quality watchdog. The designation recognizes Tulane Lakeside’s longstanding efforts to protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“We are proud that our healthcare heroes have continued to provide clinical excellence, especially throughout a challenging year and the pandemic,” said Tom Patrias, Tulane Health System’s CEO. “Our longstanding commitment to patient safety is evident in our Leapfrog safety grade. More importantly, it’s demonstrated each day by our team’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns a grade to all general hospitals across the country every six months and is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care. 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.

Tulane Medical Center maintained its “B” safety rating with Leapfrog Group. Additionally, within the last year, Newsweek named Tulane Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Tulane Lakeside Hospital one of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital was awarded the Birth Ready+ Designation by the Louisiana Department of Health for the highest level of consistent application of practices that promote safe, equitable and dignified birth. For the sixth consecutive year, Tulane Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The hospital was also recognized as a 2020-21 High-Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for excellent treatment of six of the region’s most serious health concerns. Tulane Medical Center earned 5-star designations from Healthgrades in several categories.

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