"A" in Patient Safety:
For the fifth consecutive year, Takoma Regional Hospital has been awarded an "A" for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that grades hospitals on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections, every year since 2011.
The hospital safety score uses 26 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical/medication errors. The information is calculated under the guidance of a nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, including representatives from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and others. Takoma has received an "A" from Leapfrog every year since the organization began giving out grades: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.