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GBMC Receives High Rating from The Leapfrog Group

May 15, 2019
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) received its second consecutive “A” grade from a national hospital-safety organization.

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, gives hospital safety grades twice a year based on categories that measure the quality of patient safety. The “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades for spring 2019 measured how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, and infections. GBMC is only one of ten hospitals in the state to receive this high mark.

“Our vision is to provide our patients the care that we would want for our own loved ones and this ‘A’ recognizes our excellence,” said John Chessare, MD, president and CEO of GBMC HealthCare. “While we are proud of this consecutive honor, we will not stop our improvement work until we achieve zero harm.”

The Leapfrog Group rates over 2,600 general acute care hospitals across the country, including 40 in Maryland.

The hospitals were given a letter grade from A through F based on several factors, including medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections. The goal is to determine what a patient's risk of injury or infection is if they are cared for at a given hospital.
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