Baystate Noble Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

WESTFIELD — Baystate Noble Hospital received an ‘A’ hospital safety grade from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Baystate Noble’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“At Baystate Noble, we are thrilled to continue our multi-year streak of straight A’s in patient safety as recognized by the Leapfrog Group,” said Lissette Grimaldi, chief Nursing officer and chief administrative officer. “We have a highly skilled team, and this award demonstrates to our patients and the community the continuous effort that the Baystate Noble team makes to reduce harm to patients through hospital-acquired infections, accidents, and medical errors.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the U.S., based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ safety grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”