Cape Hospitals Receive ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

HYANNIS – Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital have earned national recognition for excellence in patient safety.

The two Cape Cod Healthcare hospitals received an “A” grade, the highest available, in the Leapfrog Group’s patient safety rating program.

Grades are tabulated from the analysis of publicly available data on rates of infections, injuries and errors.

The scores for more than 2,600 hospitals across the nation are available at

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, the president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of safety data to produce the scores for hospitals and grades from A-F are issued. The methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“At Cape Cod Healthcare, we are committed to providing the highest quality, safest care to our patients on Cape Cod,” said Cape Cod Healthcare president and CEO Michael Lauf.

“This national, independent recognition reinforces the value of our commitment and how that translates to the best possible care for our community.”

About Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.
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