Thursday, April 30, 2020

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital has earned an A safety grade from Leapfrog, an independent national watchdog organization, in its spring report.

“The WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital team is committed to a culture of safety that has enabled us to continually learn, while improving the care we give to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Sherri Stahl, senior vice president, West Region, WellSpan Health. “This approach to patient care and the focus on quality and safety is most important now as we remain adaptable and vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Across the WellSpan system, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital also earned A grades from Leapfrog. WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, though it did not qualify for an award due to its size, had scores consistent with an A.

Leapfrog assigns grades of A to F to acute-care hospitals across the country, based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. The non-profit organization uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to hospitals.

“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this A helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for WellSpan hospitals. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Find out more information about WellSpan’s Leapfrog scores.