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Memphis-area Hospitals Out-perform on National Hospital Safety Grades!

In the fall 2020 round of The Hospital Safety Grade, the percentage of Memphis hospitals with an “A” (50%) surpassed the national average (34%)! And, the percentage of Memphis hospitals with an "A" and "B" (70%) also surpassed the national average (58%).  Just three years ago, only 10% of Memphis area hospitals received an "A" and only 20% received an "A" and "B". 

"We are pleased to see this significant momentum in the improvement of Memphis area hospitals' Hospital Safety Grades, especially given the stresses on the healthcare systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of increase in performance is only possible with a relentless commitment to patient care, quality and safety every day with every patient. Sustained improvement over time results in fewer preventable medical mistakes, less patient and family suffering, and even lower costs." said Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of the Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH). MBGH is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for eastern Arkansas, west Tennessee, and north Mississippi.

In the greater Memphis area, 10 hospitals were graded, and five (5) earned an “A,” two (2) earned a “B,” two (2) earned a “C” and one (1) earned a “D”. No Memphis hospitals earned an “F.” Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown, Methodist North, Methodist Olive Branch, Methodist University and Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett received an “A”.  Methodist South and Saint Francis Hospital- Memphis each received a “B”.  Regional One was not rated.

For detailed results on all Memphis hospitals click here.

Click here to access safety grades for over 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Here is a tool kit for employers to use as you evaluate the impact of hospital safety on your health benefit plans and your employees and their families. This toolkit also includes communication material you can share with your employees so they can get the safest care possible.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 11:48 AM

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