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KDMC awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

King’s Daughters Medical Center, in Brookhaven, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates KDMC’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
Scott Christensen, FACHE, CEO of KDMC said, “The Leapfrog Group has led the effort in creating a culture for patient safety in hospitals across America. This is exciting for KDMC to receive an A in Hospital Safety from Leapfrog. All of the KDMC family is committed to safe, efficient, and compassionate care as we achieve our mission of always providing quality health and wellness in a Christian environment. It is a great honor to receive this recognition and also a true reflection of the quality of our medical staff and KDMC family.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see King’s Daughters Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit