Harrison earns ‘A’ grade for patient safety

Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton was one of 11 Washington hospitals to earn an “A” grade for patient safety in the Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Score rankings.

674094_5539855_ver1.0_640_480-1This was the second straight year Harrison Bremerton earned an A grade. The hospital earned B grades in 2013 and 2012.

The grades rate how well hospitals protect patients from injuries, accidents and infections.

“Receiving an ‘A’ rating reflects directly on Harrison’s tremendous effort in providing the best and safest quality of care for our patients,” Harrison President David Schultz said in the release. 

Harrison in Silverdale was assigned a B grade in the spring 2015 ratings. Harrison Silverdale also scored a B in 2014, improving from C grades in 2013 and 2012.

Leapfrog Group assigned ratings to about 2,500 hospitals nationwide in April. About 31 percent earned A grades.

Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit hospital watchdog organization.

You can explore Harrison’s Hospital Safety Score rating in detail here. 

The Washington State Hospital Association also maintains detailed hospital quality page for Harrison.

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