November 12, 2021
Anchorage, AK – Alaska Regional Hospital has been nationally recognized by the Leapfrog Group with an “A” safety grade for fall 2021. This distinction recognizes Alaska Regional’s accomplishments in protecting patients from medical harm and error.
“I am extremely proud to receive the highest grade possible for protecting our patients in a safe, healing environment,” said Alaska Regional Hospital’s CEO, Jennifer Opsut. “Providing this level of care to our community requires constant dedication from every member of our team, and this A grade reinforces and illustrates our commitment to these efforts, especially given the challenges of the past 18 months. Thank you to my entire team!”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the US based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems that are in place to prevent harm. Safety grades are peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public to view. Grades are updated twice annually, once in the fall and spring.
Alaska Regional Hospital encourages patients and their families to visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org to learn more about hospital safety grades and to access suggestions staying safe in the healthcare environment.