Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth Earns An ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

May 01, 2024

New Grade For Spring 2024 Is a National Recognition For Patient Safety   

Plymouth, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID Plymouth) earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade 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.  This is the 18th straight “A” BID Plymouth Hospital has received, earning a “Straight A” designation from Leapfrog, which is awarded to hospitals who have earned “A”s in at least five consecutive cycles. 

"We prioritize delivering extraordinary care at BID Plymouth, ensuring the well-being of our patients and staff alike,” said Kevin Coughlin, President of BID Plymouth. “We are deeply committed to safety and quality measures, which is reflected in the daily work of our staff.” 

“Everyone who works at BID Plymouth should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication of at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank BID Plymouth, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.” 

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.  

To see BID Plymouth’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter. 

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) is a non-profit healthcare and hospice provider, serving 250,000 residents of 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID Plymouth is a full-service, 170-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.

BID Plymouth is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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