Iberia Medical Center has once again received an “A” grade for patient safety for the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This prestigious national distinction continues to recognize Iberia Medical Center as among the top in the nation for patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade is widely accepted as the ‘gold standard’ for hospital patient safety in the healthcare industry. This recognition celebrates hospital achievements in prioritizing patient safety at every level of the organization.
“We are very proud to have sustained this high standard and will continue to work to provide access to high quality care for our community. Only 25 percent of the hospitals across the country receive an “A” from The Leapfrog Group, placing us in an elite group at the state and national level. Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment,” stated Dionne Viator, Iberia Medical Center CEO.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national patient safety performance measures. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“It’s very rewarding that our physicians and hospital staff are being recognized for their dedication to patient safety and quality by such a respected national organization, stated Dionne Viator. I congratulate our team on this well-deserved achievement.”
To see Iberia Medical Center’s grade and other hospitals in Acadiana visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org .