AN "A" For Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center an "A" grade for the third time in the fall 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog and the nation's leading experts on patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. All 10 acute care hospitals in the Steward Health Care System received "A" grade from Leapfrog.
The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this fall.
"We are continuously making investments to best meet the needs of our patients and recently enhanced our services with technology upgrades, including new emergency department monitoring systems, an iDose CT scanner, and a video endoscopy system," explained Salvatore Perla, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center.