Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by the Leapfrog Group and has been awarded an ‘A’ grade in the spring 2015 Hospital Safety Scores. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score, (that can be viewed by visiting www.hospitalsafetyscore.org), rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. Orange Regional joins the top 31% of the 2,500 hospitals in the United States that received an ‘A’ grade.
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 when facing a hospital stay.
“Orange Regional Medical Center is deeply committed to finding ways to improve patient safety and quality of care,” said Rose Baczewski, RN, MA, LSSMBB,Chief Quality Officer. “While our progress is encouraging, we strive every day to ensure that patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place.”
President & CEO, Scott Batulis said, “We take great pride in the quality of care we provide at Orange Regional and our caregivers are always working hard to improve that care for our patients and our community. Achieving quality is an ongoing process. Our goal is to continuously improve our quality outcomes.”
“Orange Regional Medical Center’s ‘A’ grade validates its 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, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Orange Regional Medical Center and all other ‘A’ hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently providing a safe environment for care.”
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. To learn more please visit www.ormc.org.