Boston Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade in Spring 2024 from the Leapfrog Group

BMC celebrates highest patient safety grade for third consecutive ranking

Boston Medical Center (BMC) earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing patient safety. The ‘A’ grade, the highest distinction, recognizes BMC’s commitment to protecting patients from harm and providing expert care.

The Leapfrog Group assigns safety grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections and the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

“We are very proud to receive another ‘A’ Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. This grade confirms Boston Medical Center’s ongoing dedication to ensuring safety and patient-centered care,” said Jodi Larson, MD, vice president and chief quality officer. “Receiving the highest possible safety grade recognizes the reliability, diligence, and clinical excellence of providersat every level throughout our system.”

The spring 2024 Safety Grade marks the third consecutive ‘A’ grade celebrated by Boston Medical Center. Additional information about BMC’s commitment to quality and safety can be found here.

“Everyone who works at Boston Medical Center should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank BMC’s leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventing infections and eliminating medical errors. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

About Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center models a new kind of excellence in healthcare, where innovative and equitable care empowers all patients to thrive. We combine world-class clinicians, cutting-edge treatments, and advanced technology with compassionate, quality care, that extends beyond our walls. As an award-winning health equity leader, our diverse clinicians and staff interrogate racial disparities in care and partner with our community to dismantle systemic inequities. And as a national leader in research and the teaching affiliate for Boston University Chobanian&Avedisian School of Medicine, we’re driving the future of care.

About The Leapfrog Group                                                                                   

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.