UConn John Dempsey Hospital Gets Another ‘A’ Rating for its Patient Safety Excellence

UConn’s teaching hospital has repeatedly earned an ‘A’ for highest patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

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UConn Health’s UConn John Dempsey Hospital has been awarded a Fall 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

The hospital has earned straight A’s in patient safety and this is its sixth consecutive top A rating in patient safety.

“Congratulations to UConn John Dempsey Hospital, its leadership, doctors, nurses and staff on their persistent commitment to excellence in patient safety. We are so proud of your hard work, and this well-deserved high national recognition,” says UConn Health Interim CEO Dr. Bruce T. Liang. “Thank you for always putting Connecticut’s patients and their safety first and foremost 24/7.”

“Year after year, our hospital shines as a top performer in patient safety,” says Caryl Ryan, RN, chief operating officer of UConn John Dempsey Hospital and chief nursing officer for UConn Health. “Great job to everyone contributing to our hospital patients’ care and ensuring their greatest health and safety.”

Leapfrog is an independent watchdog organization that nationally assesses patient safety of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers and their protection of patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Achieving straight A’s in patient safety from Leapfrog reflects a strong culture of safety that exists from leadership all the way to the frontline staff,” says Dr. Scott Allen, chief medical officer and patient safety officer at UConn Health. “We are proud of this national recognition, and it adds to our ever-growing list of awards and recognition for the outstanding quality of care that we provide to the citizens of Connecticut.”

Each year Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade in both the fall and spring to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

Learn more at HospitalSafetyGrade.org.