El Dorado, AR, November 6, 2023 – South Arkansas Regional Hospital, LLC earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
South Arkansas Regional Hospital, LLC is the only hospital in Southern Arkansas that received an “A” safety grade. Additionally, the TMF Health Quality Institute has recognized South Arkansas Regional Hospital, LLC as one of the top seven hospitals in Arkansas for quality metrics. This acknowledgement is a testament to the commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to the community. SARH is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care, safety, and satisfaction.
“The Leapfrog score and the TMF Health Quality Institute recognition are not overnight success stories. These are the result of countless hours spent refining processes and adopting evidence-based practices. This is not just work by one person or department, but true collaboration across the facility: including the Physicians. I am very proud of the team.” says Danna Wagnon Taylor, SARH President.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries. Medical errors, Hospital acquired infection and injuries kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means South Arkansas Regional Hospital made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
To see South Arkansas Regional Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
About: South Arkansas Regional Hospital
South Arkansas Regional Hospital is a leading medical facility providing high-quality healthcare services. We aim to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered care that promotes healing and health improvement. Our hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and staffed by a team of dedicated professionals committed to providing exceptional care. Learn more about SARH (South Arkansas Regional Hospital) at SARHCARE.org and connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn (@SouthArkansasRegionalHospital).
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.