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L.V. Stabler earns high safety grade

Published 2:25pm Monday, November 11, 2013

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital received an “A” grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates hospital safety based on outcomes from medical treatment.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog.

Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the report uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital was one of 14 hospitals in Alabama to receive an “A” grade.

“Our hospital is proud to receive this distinction from the Leapfrog Group for providing safe care to our patients,” said Connie Nicholas, interim CEO at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey assesses hospital performance based on national performance measures. These measures and practices are of specific interest to healthcare purchasers and consumers, and cover a broad spectrum of hospital services, processes, and structures. The measures also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark the progress they are making in improving the safety, quality, and efficiency of the care they deliver.

“L. V. Stabler is continuously trying to improve processes that lead to safe quality care for all our patients,” said Nancy Smith, Director of Quality Management and Regulatory Compliance at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital.

To see at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at

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