BWFH awarded an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group 

For Spring 2024, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog. Leapfrog assigns letter grades to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them. 

“Providing the highest quality, safest patient care is always our top priority,” says Scott Schissel, MD, PhD, associate chief medical officer and vice president of Medical Affairs. “Thanks to the diligence of our quality, patient safety and infection control colleagues, as well as the continued efforts of our staff, we’ve earned top marks. It truly takes teams across our organization working together and focused on key quality measures such as hand hygiene to ensure our patients’ safety.”

At Mass General Brigham, we are working together like never before through our unified quality strategy, For Every Patient. As part of this strategy, we are focused on improving key indicators around quality of care, outcomes and patient safety through a unified data measurement and analytics approach. We are rigorously measuring our progress against national benchmarks, and working together across our organization to deliver the highest-quality care across all our sites. We are grateful for this recognition and committed to continuing to work together to provide the best possible care for every patient.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, transparent and available to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. To see BWFH’s full grade details, visit  


Published 5/1/24

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