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Riverside receives ‘A’ grade for safety

Riverside Health System announced last week that each of its four acute care facilities have been nationally recognized for earning top safety marks.

Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg have each earned an “A” for patient safety performance in the Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade Scores by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. This national recognition puts the health system’s facilities in the top one-third of hospitals across the country. The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country.

The grade uses up to 27 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and information from other supplemental data resources.

As part of its ongoing improvement, Riverside facilities focus...

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