For the fourth consecutive time, WCCH was recognized with an “A” grade in the Spring 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), and independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
As the only hospital in Calcasieu Parish to receive an “A” grade since November of 2012, this accomplishment speaks volumes about our commitment to patient safety. To see our scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org
, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.