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

Burlington, MA – For the ninth time in a row, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) has earned an “A” grade for its continued commitment to patient safety in the Fall 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.

“At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we have a deep commitment to upholding the highest standards of patient care,” said Andrew G. Villanueva, MD, chief quality officer, LHMC. “This award is a recognition of the dedication by all our caregivers, and we are honored to again receive an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group.”

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.

“This achievement is due to the amazing commitment and hard work that the team at LHMC does every day to provide the highest quality of care in the safest environment possible,” said David Longworth, MD, president, LHMC. “In these unprecedented and challenging times in health care, it is truly an honor to receive this ‘A’ grade recognition from The Leapfrog Group for maintaining the highest standards of patient care.”

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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. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, 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. For more information about Beth Israel Lahey Health, please visit