Baptist North Mississippi earns “A” rating for care from national safety organization

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi an “A” Safety Grade for its achievements in protecting patients from harm in the hospital for spring 2022.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national non-profit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. Leapfrog Hospital Survey and the new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and report hospital and ASC performance, helping purchasers find the highest-value care and giving consumers the information they need to make informed decisions.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

“I am so proud of this recognition from the Leapfrog Group and what it means for Baptist North Mississippi team members,” said Bil Henning, CEO and administrator of Baptist North Mississippi. “Receiving this honor from a respected national safety organization, such as Leapfrog, demonstrates the quality of our hospital and reassures the community that they can trust the care they receive from our team at Baptist North Mississippi.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Baptist North Mississippi its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Baptist North Mississippi’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information, please call (662) 636-1000 or visit northmiss.baptistonline.org.