ROSWELL, November 7, 2023 — Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the Fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the sixth safety grade “A” in a row for LRH.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We are proud to have earned our sixth “A” in a row from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report,” said Lovelace Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nick Shirilla. “This grade is important because it gives patients objective criteria they need to make a decision on which hospital is the safest. Quality and patient safety are a constant focus and it’s nice to be recognized for our hard work.”
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.
Lovelace Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the Southeast of New Mexico to earn an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Lovelace Regional Hospital
Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) is a 27-bed acute care hospital providing 24/7 emergency services, intensive care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, surgical services and birthing services for the residents of Roswell and surrounding communities. The hospital, its providers and staff share a vision to improve medical care in southeast New Mexico. LRH earned an ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2023, its sixth ‘A’ in a row, making it the only hospital in Southeast New Mexico to earn this recognition. Money and the Leapfrog Group named LRH to their list for 2022 Best Hospitals and Surgery Centers for Billing Ethics, showing its dedication to delivering the highest quality of care for patients, while ensuring adherence to the maximum ethical standards for billing. To learn more about the services, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Regional Hospital, visit lovelace.com.