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Twin Cities earns ‘Straight-A’s’ for patient safety 

— Twin Cities Community Hospital has been recognized for it’s dedication to patient safety after being awarded an “A” grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. The hospital is also being recognized as a “Straight A” hospital, as it has never received a grade lower than an A since the score first launched in June 2012. Only 182 hospitals in the nation have achieved this status.Twin Cities Hospital

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, non-profit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the “Journal of Patient Safety,” the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“The hospital’s achievement of straight A’s validates their achievement in preventing harm within the hospital, and we are proud to recognize the efforts of the care providers and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Twin Cities and all other A hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently working to provide a safe environment for care.”

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