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Mon Health Medical Center Receives the only “A” in WV for Patient Safety by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Posted Date: 11/8/2019
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MORGANTOWN, WV (November 8, 2019) – Mon Health Medical Center is proud to announce it was nationally awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

Of more than 2,600 hospitals rated by Leapfrog across the country, this designation recognizes Mon Health Medical Center among the 878 who received an “A” grade, the highest possible score, for proven efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting rigorous safety standards. Mon Health Medical Center is the only hospital in West Virginia to receive this honor for Fall 2019 out of the 22 hospitals in the state with available data.

“Providing the safest, highest quality care is at the heart of all we do at Mon Health Medical Center,” said Mark Gilliam, Chief Administrative Officer at Mon Health Medical Center. “Our team of physicians and staff are warm, embracing. They are the neighbors you grew up with and they provide the highest level of caring to our patients and their families. This Leapfrog recognition demonstrates the commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to create the best possible experience and outcomes for every patient.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. Results are free to the public.

In the past year, the hospitals that make up Mon Health System have been nationally and regionally recognized for excellence and quality. The prestigious U.S. News and World Report national health care rankings also named Mon Health Medical Center among the highest in patient experience in West Virginia for 2019-20 quality ratings and the third-best hospital in the state.

“We are sharply focused on doing the right thing, every time, for those we serve and are quite proud of what we’ve been able to achieve over the past year,” said David Goldberg, President & Chief Executive Officer at Mon Health System. “Nothing makes us prouder than to have been recognized by independent, third-party evaluators for providing the best patient care and experience in the region. That is always our goal.”

About Mon Health System: Mon Health System is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals in North Central West Virginia that works together to make health care more accessible and affordable to the communities it serves. It includes three hospitals – its flagship medical center, Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown; Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood; Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston; Stonewall Home Oxygen Therapy; Mon EMS; Mon Health Equipment & Supplies; and The Village at Heritage Point. For more information, visit monhealth.com.

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