Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021.

This national distinction recognizes Sentara Halifax Regional Hospitals’ achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“Our ongoing commitment to the quality of care we provide to our patients and our community is what we strive for everyday,” Brian Zwoyer, president of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, said. “Our goal is to have the highest patient experience, quality and safety metrics possible. Our team truly lives out our mission of improving health every day and I continue to be amazed by their unwavering dedication and commitment to the patients we serve. I cannot express the gratitude that I feel towards this team and I am thankful for the trust our community places in us.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.