CEO Tracie Stratton
Los Alamos Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.
LAMC is one of only three hospitals in New Mexico to earn an “A.” 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.
“Leapfrog grades are the industry standard for patients when it comes to hospital safety. Receiving this ‘A’ represents our team’s dedication to treating every patient as if they were a loved one or a friend,” Tracie Stratton said, CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center. “While we will take time to celebrate this exciting news, we remain committed to even further improving our patient outcomes and steadfast in our mission of making communities healthier.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that 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 Los Alamos Medical Center 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.”
About Los Alamos Medical Center:
Los Alamos Medical Center is the only hospital in Los Alamos County and is a major healthcare provider for Northern New Mexico. Our 47-bed acute care facility has been providing quality and compassionate emergency care, surgical care, inpatient and outpatient services to the communities of Northern New Mexico for over 70 years. Our highly trained Medical Staff and over 300 healthcare employees deliver a level of medical technology and technique that is not commonly found in “small community hospitals.”
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.