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Category: Report Cards

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

C-Sections Too Common in Memphis

Methodist-Olive Branch and Saint Francis-Bartlett are the only Memphis-area hospitals to fully meet the Leapfrog Group's C-section standard of no more than 23.9% of births. Other reported rates for Memphis-area hospitals ranged from 27.0% at the Regional Medical Center to 37.5% at Methodist-Germantown.  Hospital C-Section Rate  Methodist-Olive Branch Saint Francis-Bartlett Regional Medical Center Saint Francis-Memphis Methodist-South Methodist-Germantown 21.8% 22.7% 27.0%... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 12, 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

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

Memphis-Area Hospitals Make Progress in Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries

Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) and the employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group , announce that the 2011 results from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey indicate that hospitals in the greater-Memphis area, which includes West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and North Mississippi, are making progress in eliminating early elective newborn deliveries. In 2011 57 % of reporting hospitals in this region kept their early elective delivery rate to 5% or less,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 0 comments

If I were King....

If I were King, and could wave my magic wand, my three wishes would be (ooops, I think I am mixing metaphors, oh well): Engage my employees as partners with me in the quality and cost of their health benefits. I would Implement a benefit design similar to the State of Tennessee , offering lower payroll deduction for premium co-shares, lower deductibles, lower co-pays, and lower co-insurance in exchange for employees and their families taking an HRA, getting their biometrics, and agreeing... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, September 23, 2011 | 0 comments

The Leapfrog Group Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary & Names Top Hospitals of the Decade

On November 30, 2010 at a gala celebration in Washington, DC attended by more than 350 of the most influential health, healthcare and policy experts in the country, The Leapfrog Group celebrated 10 years of triggering giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care. U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke , represented the Obama Administration, and CMS Administrator, Don Berwick, MD , unable to attend due to a prior commitment, sent greetings... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | 0 comments

Tennessee Health Plans Rank in Top 15% Nationally on eValue8

The National Business Coalition on Health released its national eValue8 2010 report "Engage...Focus...Improve"  on November 16, 2010. The report provides a snap shot of health plan performance on key elements including consumer engagement, provider measurement, pharmacy management, prevention/health promotion, chronic disease management, behavioral health management. This year, for the first time, eValue8 also measured plan performance in reducing waste and inefficiencies in the delivery... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Methodist Healthcare Posts Leapfrog Survey Results on Website

Methodist Healthcare is the first Midsouth hospital system to post their complete results from the Leapfrog Group Annual Hospital Survey on their website. MBGH has been working with Methodist since July to add critical outcome, process, and structure measures that are important to employers and their employees to their quality report card on their website. Methodist embraced this request and decided to post complete Leapfrog Group survey results. Read more about this initiative and see... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, November 1, 2010 | 0 comments

MBGH Update: Methodist Healthcare Quality Report Cards Now On-line

Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) applauds Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Methodist) for making their quality of care report card public on their websites. Specifically, MBGH is pleased with this initiative for the following reasons: • MBGH has been working with Memphis-area hospitals since 1997 to improve transparency. As advocates for our member employers, we’ve consistently pressured hospitals to measure and publicly report their performance and to use this information to... Read More
Posted by Candace Joseph at Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 0 comments


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