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Citizens Memorial Hospital earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

New Grade for spring 2024 is a national recognition for patient safety

Citizens Memorial Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

"Achieving the Leapfrog ‘A’ Safety Grade is a proud moment for CMH. It's a validation of our team's relentless efforts to ensure every patient receives the safest, highest quality care possible," said Michael Calhoun, CEO/executive director of CMH/CMH Foundation. "This is a reflection of our deep commitment to our community's health and well-being and it's what motivates us to continue striving for the highest standards in the healthcare industry. We celebrate this milestone together."

“Everyone who works at Citizens Memorial Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank CMH, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections, and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see CMH’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit  

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