For the fifth consecutive time, Brandon Regional Hospital has received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade a national distinction recognizing a hospital’s achievements for protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“The Caregivers (physicians, nurses and support staff) at Brandon Regional Hospital are committed to delivering high quality care to our community every day,” said Bland Eng, CEO, Brandon Regional Hospital. “As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, our Caregivers have remained persistent in ensuring the safety of the patients and families we are privileged to serve. I am very proud of the team at Brandon Regional Hospital for receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade for the fifth consecutive time.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Brandon Regional Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Brandon Regional Hospital was awarded an “A” grade on April 29 when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see Brandon Regional Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.