Heywood Hospital Receives Third Straight Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’ for Patient Safety

November 10, 2021

GARDNER, MA – Heywood Hospital was awarded its third consecutive ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Heywood Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare to the community. 

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“I am incredibly proud of our Heywood team.  This third consecutive Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to safe patient care”, states Win Brown, President and CEO.   

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Heywood Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Heywood Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.