Published on November 10, 2021

Hospital Receives an 'A' in Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade

ATTLEBORO, MA, November 10, 2021 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital received an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades for fall 2021, making Sturdy one of 30 Massachusetts hospitals to receive this score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

“Having just been awarded the “A” rating from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety assessment, we at Sturdy feel an immense sense of pride and affirmation. The laser focus and commitment to our patients, their safety, and health is magnified by this rating. We especially honor and thank our staff, physicians, and nurses for their dedication, even in the midst of a most difficult pandemic, for they exemplify the Sturdy excellence,” states Aimee Brewer, President and CEO.

The Leapfrog Group, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The grading system is peered reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

“Performance like this is only possible with a dedicated staff that we have caring for our patients who make patient safety a top priority,” says Brian Patel, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Quality Officer. “The entire organization is committed to providing high-quality care and ensuring a safe environment for the people we serve.”

To view Sturdy’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital visit and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. 

Reviewed by Public Relations on November 10, 2021

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