The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, today announced the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded Englewood Community Hospital an 'A' for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. Englewood Community Hospital is one of only 36 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an 'A' every grading cycle since 2012.

"Our team at Englewood Community Hospital continues to put our patients first in every aspect of patient care. Their continued commitment and focus to ensure the level of care we provide is 'A' rated is reflective of our 15th consecutive Straight 'A' from The Leapfrog Group, shared Englewood Community Hospital's CEO, Michael Ehrat.

"This outstanding achievement shows longstanding commitment to a culture of safety that puts patients first," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "For Englewood Community Hospital, saving lives by preventing accidents, injuries, infections and errors is business as usual, and your community should be proud. We commend the staff, faculty, volunteers, leadership and board of directors for their never-ending quest for the highest standards of patient safety."

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'F' to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. 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. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog's grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see more details on Englewood Community Hospital's performance, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit Hospital Safety Grade's site and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.