Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Grade Reflects Top National Performance on Patient Safety through COVID-19 Pandemic

Burlington, Mass. – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates LHMC’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

“We are extremely proud to receive our 12th straight ‘A’ recognition,” said Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, president of LHMC. “Patient safety is a top priority, and our commitment to delivering exceptional care is experienced every day through the efforts of our nurses, clinicians and staff. We thank Leapfrog for this recognition.”

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

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers and clinicians who together made that possible.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings 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.

To see Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s full grade details visit the Hospital Safety Grade’s website.


About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. LHMC is a national leader in several health care areas, including spine surgery, stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others.

LHMC 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 4,800 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.