Laramie, WY. (October 31, 2016) – Patient safety and quality of care are top priorities at Ivinson Memorial Hospital and this commitment to continuous improvement was recognized with a letter grade of B by the Leapfrog Group.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, non-profit national organization that uses 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety to rank hospitals on a grading scale based on patient safety, quality, and efficiency practices.
Healthcare scores are becoming the standard that guides patients in their selection of quality healthcare services. This trend toward accountability measurement is an outgrowth of CMS and other agencies to improve quality and to use evidence-based practices to improve healthcare services across the nation.
“We have worked hard to create a culture of safety and to implement best practices in all departments at Ivinson. Earning this score recognizes our steady focus on achieving the highest standard of care for our patients,” said Doug Faus, Chief Executive Officer of Ivinson Memorial Hospital. “We understand that people have a choice on where they receive their healthcare and safety and quality of care is part of that decision.”
The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering complete details on the methodology and data used in determining the presented grades. More information can be found on their website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital is a 99-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing high quality health care to the residents of Albany County since 1917. IMH offers inpatient/outpatient medical, surgical, specialty, and provider healthcare services. IMH is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health.