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BDCH Earns Fourth Consecutive 'A' Safety Rating from Leapfrog Group

BDCH Earns Fourth Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Rating from Leapfrog GroupBeaver Dam Community Hospital (BDCH) has earned its fourth consecutive ‘A’ for quality and patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. Of 2,600 hospitals nationwide, only 113 hospitals have earned ‘A’ grades every year since 2013.
BDCH is also the first and only Wisconsin hospital to have received The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious Top Rural Hospital Award, earning that distinction each of the last two years.
The ‘A’ grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care. The Hospital Safety Grade is calculated under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts using 30 measures of publicly available hospital data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals each year. The grade is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
“Ensuring our region’s residents have access to the safest, highest-quality care possible is what motivates us each and every day,” said Kim Miller, FACHE, BDCH President and CEO said. “We have made quality and patient safety our priority, implementing process improvements and evidence-based protocols to ensure our patients can be confident in the quality of care they receive at BDCH. It’s a commitment everyone in our organization makes to each patient, resident and child, every day.”
“Earning Straight ‘As’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to a hospital’s ongoing vigilance and commitment to patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank Beaver Dam Community Hospital for being an example of excellence in preventing harm to patients, and urge you to continue championing patient safety.”
To see Beaver Dam Community Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
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