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Holyoke Medical Center Earns ‘A’ for Patient Safety

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has earned an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group is a Washington D.C-based organization that advocates for public access to quality and safety data from all U.S. hospitals.

The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in reducing errors, injuries, accidents, and infections with patients in their care. Earning an ‘A’ grade puts Holyoke Medical Center was among the top third of all 2,600 participating hospitals across the country.

“Receiving an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group exhibits Holyoke Medical Center’s commitment to patient safety and providing the highest quality of care. We would like to thank our entire hospital team for their continued commitment to providing the best care to our patients,” said Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems Inc.

Added Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, “hospitals don’t all have the same track record, so it really matters which hospital people choose, which is the purpose of our Hospital Safety Grade.”