Low Moor, VA – October 31, 2017 – For the 5th consecutive time, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany has received an “A” from The Leapfrog Group. The grade is awarded based on patient safety measures that have been met and exceeded by the hospital.

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization just released their new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades today. Their process assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D, or F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other concerns.

LewisGale Hospital Alleghany was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest standards in the U.S.

“Our performance takes a consistent, unwavering dedication to our patients by every member of the team, including physicians, nurses, and other associates to achieve this highest standard of patient safety,” Will Windham, LewisGale Hospital Alleghany’s CEO, said. “This truly signifies what it means to put our patients first and live our mission.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicity available hospital safety data to assign a grade to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, and fully transparent.

“We congratulate the clinicians, Board of Trustees, leadership, and staff of LewisGale Hospital Alleghany for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

For more details about LewisGale Hospital Alleghany’s grade, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.com.

About LewisGale Hospital Alleghany

LewisGale Hospital Alleghany is a part of LewisGale Regional Health System, which includes 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 2 regional cancer centers, 6 outpatient centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. With 3,300 employees, its annual payroll is $245.6 million. The system also paid $31 million in taxes and provided more than $125 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2014 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information, visit www.lewisgale.com.

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 project themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.