May 22, 2024
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin earns top marks for patient safety – Austin Daily Herald

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin earns top marks for patient safety

Published 5:49 pm Friday, May 3, 2024

All six eligible Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals earned A grades from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that provides safety ratings. The ratings are intended to help patients choose their preferred healthcare destinations.

“Fostering a strong culture of safety allows us to deliver exceptional outcomes and prioritize what matters most: the well-being of our patients,” says Gurpreet Singh, M.B.B.S, M.D., Quality chair of Mayo Clinic Health System. “We are honored by these recognitions and will continue to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone who walks through our doors.”

Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals that received an A grade are:

• Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota

• Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

• Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minnesota

• Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin

• Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota

• Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score is updated and published twice each year. The score is based on 15 measures of publicly available hospital safety data and 12 self-reported survey answers, which are combined to produce a single safety score. A panel of patient safety experts developed the measures for the score.

“These recognitions reflect our team’s commitment to the patients and communities we serve,” says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System. “Every day, our physicians, nurses and staff members go above and beyond to deliver safe and compassionate care, close to home. Their passion is inspiring, and we are incredibly grateful for their contributions and dedication.”

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