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Lovelace earns ‘A’ from ratings program

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Lovelace Regional Hospital earned an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2020. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent ratings program that focuses exclusively on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe, according to a press release issued by the hospital.

Lovelace Regional Hospital CEO Buddy Daniels said, “We are committed to the safety of our patients and we pride ourselves on the adherence to the measures associated with the Hospital Safety Grade. We are honored to have received an ‘A’ grade and we are very appreciative to everyone at our hospital who has worked so hard to earn an A.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade primarily consists of measures collected and publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and also includes some measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey for hospitals that report to Leapfrog.

If a hospital does not submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Leapfrog uses data from the American Hospital Association’s annual survey and IT supplement instead. Hospitals are not penalized for not reporting to Leapfrog.

Lovelace Regional Hospital was the only hospital in Southeastern New Mexico to receive an “A” grade, according to the press release.

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