Genesis Earns "A" in Patient Safety - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on May 09, 2016

Genesis Earns “A” in Patient Safety

Only 44 Hospitals in Ohio Received “A” Grade

Zanesville, Ohio (May 5, 2016) – Genesis Hospital received an “A” grade for spring 2016 from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, for being among the safest hospitals in the United States. Genesis was one of only 44 hospitals in Ohio to earn this distinction.

“The ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group demonstrates our commitment to patient safety,” said Matthew Perry, President and CEO of Genesis HealthCare System. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest and safest quality care to the people of Southeastern Ohio. This distinction shows that Genesis is a strong leader in health care in our region.”

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice a year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

The grades used in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score℠ program are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using national evidence-based measures of patient safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score program grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. For more information, visit

See Genesis’ full score and access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones at Hospital Safety Score.

Hospitals in Ohio that received an “A” in spring 2016 include:

• Adena Regional Medical Center
• Atrium Medical Center
• Aultman Hospital
• Bay Park Community Hospital
• Bethesda North Hospital
• Blanchard Valley Hospital
• Cleveland Clinic Health System - Euclid Hospital
• Cleveland Clinic Health System - Lutheran Hospital
• Cleveland Clinic Health System - Medina General Hospital
• Doctors Hospital of Columbus Ohio
• Dublin Methodist Hospital
• Flower Hospital
• Genesis Hospital
• Good Samaritan Hospital of Cincinnati
• Grady Memorial Hospital
• Kettering Health Network - Sycamore Medical Center
• Knox Community Hospital
• Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center
• Lake Health West Medical Center
• McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital
• Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital
• Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
• Mercy Hospital of Defiance
• Mercy Tiffin Hospital
• Ohio Health - Marion General Hospital
• OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital
• ProMedica Memorial Hospital
• Riverside Methodist Hospital
• Samaritan Hospital
• Southwest General Health Center
• St. John Medical Center
• Summa - Western Reserve Hospital
• The Christ Hospital
• The Ohio State University Hospital East
• The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
• University Hospitals Case Medical Center
• University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
• University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
• Upper Valley Medical Center
• Van Wert County Hospital
• West Chester Hospital
• Wilson Memorial Hospital
• Wood County Hospital

About The Leapfrog Group: Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, 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, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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