Heywood Hospital earns “A” score

Monday, May 02, 2016 7:18PM
Heywood Hospital earns “A” score

Heywood Hospital was one of 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking as one of the safest hospitals in the United States, according to ratings released last week by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Hospitals throughout the country were surveyed from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

The April 2016 update highlights newly-added patient experience measures shown in the research to have a relationship to improved patient safety outcomes. These include results of patient surveys about: communication about medicines, communication about discharge, nurse communication, doctor communication, and responsiveness of hospital staff. Heywood Hospital excelled in all these categories.

For more information about the Hospital Safety Score or to view the list of state rankings, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.