Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade marks seventh consecutive ‘A’ for CMMC
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) received its seventh consecutive “A” – the highest grade possible – for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes CMMC’s success with protecting patients from harm and errors in the hospital.
“The recognition is well deserved and hard earned as we work through these challenging times in health care,” said Steven G. Littleson, DBA, FACHE, president and CEO for Central Maine Healthcare. “I am incredibly thankful for all of our team members who are continuously committed to taking excellent care of our patients, as well as each other.”
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 performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“Our seventh consecutive ‘A’ from Leapfrog is a testament to the skills and dedication of our entire team of clinicians,” said Central Maine Healthcare Chief Medical Officer John L. Alexander, MD, MHCM, FACEP. “We are proud that our commitment to providing exceptional, safe health care services for all of our patients has been consistently recognized.”
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 a year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. The results are free to the public.