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Lahey Health & Medical Center awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group


Burlington, Mass. – For the eighth time in a row, Lahey Health & Medical Center (LHMC) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. The ratings signify how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm, including medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital.

“We are honored to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group again,” said Andrew G. Villanueva, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, LHMC. “Our caregivers continue to demonstrate hard work and dedication to providing top quality and compassionate care in the safest possible environment for our community.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are determined with the guidance of an expert panel using 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Lahey Health & Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

To see Lahey Health & Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a national leader in several health care areas, including spine surgery, stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. For more information on Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, please visit www.lahey.org.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,600 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. For more information on Beth Israel Lahey Health, please visit www.bilh.org.