LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center has once again earned the highest grade possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national independent watchdog organization that advocates for hospital transparency.

The national distinction recognizes CMMC’s success in protecting patients from harm and medical errors. The most recent A grade, CMMC’s seventh consecutive, is for the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to nearly 3,000 general acute care hospitals across the country and updates them every six months. Leapfrog developed the safety grades under the guidance of a national expert panel and its methodology is peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety. The methodology uses more than 30 publicly available performance measures on patient safety. The results are free to the public and available at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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