METAIRIE — Tulane Lakeside Hospital said in a press release today it was awarded an “A” in the The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Tulane Lakeside’s continued efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
“Patients and families trust that when they seek care at Tulane, they are going to get better, not worse,” said Dr. Brandon Mauldin, Tulane Health System’s chief medical officer. “We work tirelessly to create an environment of care in which patient safety is paramount. I’m excited that this work is being recognized and proud of what that means for our patients.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
This is the third-consecutive “A” safety rating earned by Tulane Lakeside. Tulane Medical Center in downtown New Orleans maintained its “B” safety rating.
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.