EIRMC Receives ‘A’ Grade in Annual Safety Review

Published online: Jan 05, 2021 Articles, East Idaho Health
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IDAHO FALLS — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center has received an “A” in the Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Score published by The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes exceptional performance that consistently meets evidence-based patient safety guidelines.

EIRMC is the only hospital in southeast Idaho to earn an “A.”

“At EIRMC, patient safety is a top priority,” EIRMC CEO Jeff Sollis said. “This rating confirms our ability to prevent infections and injuries, medical and medication errors, and an overall commitment to patient safety and quality. We have so many things to be proud of at EIRMC and our continued achievement of the Hospital Safety ‘A’ grade is one of them.”

Over 2,600 hospitals in the U.S are assessed a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.   The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel on patient safety analyze 27 national performance, quality and outcome measures to assign the “grade.”  The goal is to provide patients and their families’ with information to make educated choices about their healthcare. 

To see EIRMC’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

 

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