November 10, 2021
PAYSON, UTAH – Mountain View Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Mountain View Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
Katie King, chief nursing officer of Mountain View Hospital, said, “This is our 13th straight “A” grade. Although the recognition is appreciated, our team is most proud of the patient outcomes that we are producing. This award reflects our team’s dedication to the prevention of medical errors and delivery of the highest quality patient care. Even under the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, we haven’t lost sight of what matters most. It’s an honor to be part of a hospital team that puts patients first.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, 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 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Mountain View Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”