EMMC Recognized with Highest Possible Safety Grade

06/16/2015

(Bangor, Maine) – When it comes to providing safe care, Eastern Maine Medical Center continues to be recognized as a leader by national organizations for its performance. EMMC recently earned its seventh consecutive Hospital Safety Score “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national organization that helps community members make informed decisions about hospital safety. 
 
EMMC is one of only 11 hospitals in Maine to score an A and one of only seven hospitals in Maine to never receive a rank below an A.
 
“This score shows that EMMC compares favorably to hospitals that are considered to be leaders in providing safe care. I credit our hospital-wide culture that is focused on safety.” says James Raczek, MD, FAAFP, senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Like other hospitals, EMMC has opportunities to improve, which we will achieve by keeping quality measures at the forefront and looking for new ways to make the environment safest for our patients.”
 
The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D or F scores to US hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
 
For the third straight year, Maine ranks number one in the nation for the highest percentage of hospitals receiving an A. Maine’s hospital scores can be found here.