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Inova Loudoun Hospital Achieves Straight “A’s” for Patient Safety in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Leesburg, VA – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, announced updated Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) an elite designation of “Straight As” for its ongoing achievements in patient safety. ILH is one of only 59 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” consistently since 2012.

“To have been recognized by Leapfrog for five consecutive years is an honor and a credit to the amazing staff we have here at Inova Loudoun Hospital,” commented Deborah Addo, CEO, Inova Loudoun Hospital.  “Safety is a priority, it matters to us, the patient and the families we are privileged
to serve.”

“We applaud all hospitals that earn an A for safety, a significant achievement. Inova Loudoun Hospital takes that achievement one step further by earning an A year after year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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 ILH’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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.

Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research.

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