Central Peninsula Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer‐reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“This is the fourth year in a row that Central Peninsula Hospital received an “A” grade from Leapfrog, it is also the fourth year in a row that CPH is the only hospital in Alaska to receive an “A” grade,” said Rick Davis, CEO of Central Peninsula Hospital.
CPGH, Inc., Board President Trena Richardson added, “Our physicians and employees should be extremely proud of the “A” grade as it demonstrates their commitment to patient safety and the care of members of our community.”
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in fall 2014, with about 31‐percent receiving an “A” grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades available online.
To see how Central Peninsula Hospital’s score compares locally and nationally, and to access consumer‐friendly tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the newly updated Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Consumers can also download of the Hospital Safety Score mobile app at that site.
The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org), a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.
Central Peninsula Hospital is a 49 bed acute care hospital located in Soldotna, Alaska and is owned by the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The hospital and Heritage Place (a 60 bed long term care facility) are operated by CPGH Inc., an eleven‐member volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of professional, business, and community leaders who govern the hospital’s operations.