Genesis Earns "A" for Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Genesis Earns "A"

Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade

ZANESVILLE, OH (April 14, 2017) Genesis received an “A” for the Spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent, nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system. Genesis was one of only 49 hospitals in Ohio to earn this distinction for its performance and commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

“An ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group proves that Genesis Hospital delivers safe, high-quality care and that we are deeply committed to patient safety,” said Matthew Perry, President and CEO of Genesis HealthCare System. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing patients with the latest in medical advancements and technology in the safest environment possible. We believe in treating every patient as if they were one of our own family members.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. Hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Genesis’ full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; signature services include Heart, Lung & Vascular; Women’s and Children's; Emergency & Trauma; Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children's Center and more.

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