Genesis Receives "A" for Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on June 20, 2019

Genesis Receives "A" for Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

One of only 46 hospitals to earn distinction

ZANESVILLE, OH (June 4, 2019) – Genesis Hospital was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Genesis’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

"An ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group demonstrates that Genesis HealthCare System is deeply committed to patient safety," said Matthew Perry, president and CEO of Genesis HealthCare System. "Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing patient care in the safest environment. We believe in treating all patients as if they were our own family members."

Of the 109 hospitals in Ohio graded, Genesis was one of only 46 hospitals to earn this distinction for its performance and commitment to preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care.

The Leapfrog Group is a national, nonprofit organization committed to improving health, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. 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 A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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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.

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