LEWISTON — For the sixth time in a row, Central Maine Medical Center earned an A, the highest grade possible, for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national advocate for hospital transparency.

This national distinction recognizes CMMC’s commitment to eliminating patient harm and its success in engaging team members at every level of the organization in this goal. The most recent A, awarded Thursday, is for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and honors the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country and updates them every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice a year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. The results are free to the public.

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