Nine Military Hospitals Receive Top Marks for Patient Safety

May 13, 2024

Nine military medical facilities received top grades for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog, according to Military News.

The assessment, part of Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades program, evaluated over 30 performance measures at 3,000 medical centers nationwide. The Defense Health Agency participated in the program, making it the first federal health system to do so.

According to Leapfrog, the nine hospitals that received A ratings were:

  • 673rd Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
  • Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado
  • 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland
  • Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Liberty, North Carolina
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Ohio
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Cavazos, Texas
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas

In its assessment of hospitals, Leapfrog found that patient experience, which measures how satisfied patients are with their care, has improved, and hospital-acquired infections, many of which are preventable, have dropped nationwide following “unprecedented” levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Force photo by Matthew Fink

May 13, 2024

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