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Category: Hospital Safety Score

May Resources to Manage Cost & Quality of Health Benefits

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Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, May 15, 2017 | 0 comments

MBGH Hospital Safety Grade Facebook Ad Reaches 8,000 Memphians!

To reach more Memphis-area residents to help them learn about the Hospitals Safety Grade and see results for local hospitals, MBGH ran an ad on Facebook for a week last fall. Click here to read about Memphis hospital grades. The results were impressive with 7,920 people reached and 696 engaging with the post by clicking on the map or going to the Hospital Safety Grade website for more information. Although it makes sense, it was interesting to note that as people aged they were... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Lots of Movement in Memphis Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades

We saw quite a bit of movement in the fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades (formerly Hospital Safety Score) for Memphis-area hospitals: Several hospitals raised their scores: Baptist Collierville moved from a C to a B Baptist Desoto moved from a C to a B Methodist Germantown moved from a C to a B Regional One Health moved from a D to a C Unfortuantely, Saint Francis Memphis moved down from an A to a B and Methodist University moved down from a B to a C. Methodist... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

New Hospital Safety Scores Released for Memphis Hospitals

The latest Hospital Safety Scores for Memphis-area hospitals are out!  Results of interest include:   The Regional One Health Center continued on it's improvement path with its grade moving up to a C. The Methodist hospitals realized downgrades in their scores. Methodist University moved down to a B. Methodist Germantown, North and South moved down to a C.  Congratulations to Saint Francis-Memphis for achieving Straight A's in all of the releases of the Hospital Safety... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 0 comments

Check Out Latest Memphis Hospital Safety Scores

The latest Hospital Safety Scores for Memphis-area hospitals are out! Results of interest include: The Regional Medical Center improved its score moving to a D. Methodist North and Methodist South moved back to the Bs they have had in previous results.  For the first time, Baptist Collierville had enough volume to receive it's own score, which was a C. The rest of the scores remained the same as in Fall 2014:  Methodist... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 0 comments

67% of Memphis-Area Hospitals Receive an "A" on National Hospital Safety Score

Memphis, Tennessee October 29, 2014 – Updated Hospital Safety Scores– the “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades assigned to more than 2,500 U.S. adult general hospitals (pediatric and specialty hospitals do not receive a score)– were released today by patient safety advocate The Leapfrog Group , an independent nonprofit organization representing employer purchasers of health care. The Scores are based on preventable infections, injuries and errors, and grades were assigned to nine adult, general... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Beginning to See the Change We Want

An insightful article by Mark Hepler, CFO of Munson Healthcare, an 8-hospital system based in Traverse City, MI, on HealthLeadersMedia.com, reveals that health care providers, well, at least his, are beginning to make the changes that we want to see and that have, to a large extent, been spurred by the Affordable Health Care Act (see recent blog post on whether the ACA is working). What changes are happening in how health care is delivered? Investing in becoming clinically... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Four Greater-Memphis Hospitals Score an "A" on Latest Release of Hospital Safety Score

Memphis Business Group on Health is pleased to recognize those greater-Memphis, west Tennessee, and north Mississippi hospitals that have made a commitment to putting safety first, earning an ‘A’ in the April 29, 2014 release of the Hospital Safety Score, including:  Greater Memphis  West Tennessee  North Mississippi 1. Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital 2. Methodist University... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Evidence Mounts: Much Work Still Ahead to Get High Quality, Safe Health Care

In one week (week of October 7, 2013) I was reminded three times that with all the progress we have made in shedding the light on the quality and safety of health care services and providers, we still have so much more to do. Rosemary Gibson , a tireless advocate for reducing medical harm and waste within the health care system and a colleague of mine when she was with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, made a powerful case to actually  "Count the Dead from Medical Harm" in her... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 0 comments

Three Memphis-area Hospitals Score an "A" Again on Latest Hospital Safety Score

When it comes to patient safety, all hospitals and U.S. states aren’t created equal, according to the newly updated Hospital Safety Score. The Spring 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score that assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades to more than 2,500 general hospitals in the United States showed hospitals have made only incremental progress in addressing errors, accidents, injuries and infections that kill or hurt their patients. The Hospital Safety Score methodology is fully... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 0 comments

New Hospital Safety Scores Released for Memphis Hospitals

Get the Hospital Safety Score App          Hospitals across the U.S. are showing improvement when it comes to patient safety, but according to the latest release of the standard public score regarding patient safety, more work needs to be done. The updated Hospital Safety Scores – the A, B, C, D or F score assigned to U.S. general hospitals based on infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors – were released today by The Leapfrog Group, an... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 0 comments

Memphis Hospitals Graded on Patient Safety

National hospital performance reporting organization, Leapfrog Group, released hospital safety scores for over 2700 hospitals across the nation today, several of which are in the Memphis metropolitan market. Most hospitals in the area fared well with six earning an “A” score. See results for Metro-Memphis area hospitals. Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis-based nonprofit Memphis Business Group on Health( MBGH), sits on Leapfrog’s national Board of Directors as its Vice Chair. ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | 0 comments


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