Hospital earns elite national designation six times in a row
– For the sixth time in a row, Central Maine Medical Center earned an “A” – the highest grade possible – for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national advocate for hospital transparency.
This national distinction recognizes Central Maine Medical Center’s commitment to eliminating patient harm and its success in engaging team members at every level of the organization in this goal. The most recent “A”, awarded
Thursday, is for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and honors the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“Remarkable results like these are only possible because our team members give it their all, every day,
for the patients who entrust us with their care,” said Steven G. Littleson, DBA, FACHE, the hospital’s president and Central Maine Healthcare’s senior vice president of operations. “Our team has truly
earned this recognition – six times in a row – through their commitment to outstanding, compassionate care.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and updates them every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“We hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure we deliver exceptional, reliable and safe healthcare services to each and every one of our patients,” said CMH Chief Medical Officer John Alexander, MD, MHCM, FACEP. “We’re honored that our work at Central Maine Medical Center continues to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group.”
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.