The Leapfrog Group – Virginia (Hospitals)

VBCH Patient Safety Initiative

VBCH is Virginia’s lead agency for The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), the USA’s top independent organization for evaluating hospitals, hospital safety, and prevention of hospital errors. Leapfrog’s comprehensive and rigorous Hospital Safety Score awards hospitals grades of “A” through “F.”

We thank our Virginia-wide Leapfrog-reporting hospitals for their transparency and their improvement, and we thank these hospitals and our health plans for their strategic partnership with the VBCH.
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March 3, 2014

The Leapfrog Group announced the updated rates of Early Elective Deliveries as reported on the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. We are pleased to announce that the national rate of early elective deliveries dropped for the second year. Early elective deliveries have been decreasing since 2010 when Leapfrog became the first to publicly report hospital rates. In 2013, 71 percent of the reporting hospitals met Leapfrog’s early elective deliveries target rate of less than 5 percent, compared to 46 percent of hospitals in the 2012 survey.  To access the press release, Dramatic Decline in Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries; The Leapfrog Group Cautions Against Babies Being Born Too Soon, Hits National Target, and the average state rates of Early Elective Deliveries, please visit the Leapfrog website.

Click Here for the Early Elective Deliveries Fact Sheet

December 4, 2013

VBCH congratulates two Virginia TOP HOSPITALS:

  1. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
  2. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

April 1, 2013

We are very pleased to share that Leapfrog has been included in a USA Today patient safety awareness campaign


SHARE:   To maintain and improve, and promote consumerism, every employer is encourage to make these scores available to every employee and their family member.  Employers in communities with low-scoring hospitals could unite to make the hospitals’ individual scores visible.   Also, employers can ask their health plan administrators to use this information on all their websites and in designing Pay-for-Performance programs.
LEARN:  Learn about a the 20/2020 initiative to make 20% of your health care payments based on ‘value’ by 2020.  CLICK HERE for the maternity care payment and value pricing payment refort contract language.

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  1. Leapfrog Hospital Survey / Report: 9/30/2013
    1. 76% - Urban hospitals participate
    2. 21% -Rural hospital participate
  2. Early Elective Deliveries (EED)- Target Rate: less than 5%
    DOWNLOADS:   Report Card 3/10/14   FACTSHEET

    1. 23 Virginia hospitals “Fully Meets Standard”
    2. 13 Hospitals are “Worse than Target” 
      ~8 of this group have “Substantial Progress”
    3. 5.4% – Average Virginia rate of Early Elective Deliveries
      ~at least 17 state have better rates than Virginia.
  3. Hospital Safety Score - Report: Oct. 23, 2013
    1. 31 Achieved “A” Score VBCH Leapfrog A-List 2013OCT23
      Virginia Ranks 5th in the nation with 48% “A” Hospitals
      2013OCT23 HSS map plot of A, B, C, D hospitals
    2. 21 Scored “B”
    3. 11 Scored “C”
    4. 2 Scored “D”
    5. 0 Scored “F”