April 30, 2020
Hermitage, Tenn. – TriStar Summit Medical Center was recently nationally recognized for its commitment to patient safety by being awarded an “A” grade in the Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals in the areas of preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
The “A” grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking for a safe place to receive care. Administered on behalf of employers and other purchasers, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the nation’s only rating system focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. This is the industry’s gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to educate themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“We’re happy to be recognized as the area leader in patient safety. Our physicians and staff work tirelessly to provide our patients with the best care possible,” says Brian Marger, CEO, TriStar Summit Medical Center. “We are pleased the community has this type of data available to help them make informed decisions about who they trust for their health care needs.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for TriStar Summit Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
For more information about TriStar Summit or a free physician referral, please call TriStar MedLine at 615.342.1919 or visit TriStarSummit.com. TriStar Health’s Ask-A-Nurse service provides answers to your healthcare concerns, anytime day or night, at 615.514.0757.
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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.
About TriStar Summit Medical Center
Celebrating 25 years of serving the community, TriStar Summit Medical Center is a 218-bed facility located in Hermitage, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services, including a Level 3 Trauma center, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, 10 bed NICU, orthopedics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services and cancer care. Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, TriStar Summit is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Summit, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or visit TriStarSummit.com. The hospital is located at 5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage, TN.