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Pen Bay Medical Center Achieves Straight As for Patient Safety

May 18, 2017

The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, recently announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and Pen Bay Medical Center once again earned an “A.” Pen Bay Medical Center has achieved straight A’s since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

“I am proud of Pen Bay Medical Center for once again receiving an “A” rating in patient safety,” commented Mark Fourre, MD President and CEO of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital. “It is because of the dedication and commitment to patient-centered care from the entire PBMC team that we receive recognition like this. Thank you to all of our colleagues at PBMC for your continued commitment to providing exceptional healthcare to our community.”

“Straight ‘A’ hospitals are a rare breed. Not only do they achieve the highest national standards for safety, but they consistently maintain that level of excellence,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That means that they put the well-being of their patients first, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to recognize that that tireless commitment.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

For more information on The Leapfrog Group and Hospital Safety Grades, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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