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Category: safety

Two Memphis-area Centers Named Top Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Two (2) Memphis-area ambulatory surgery centers are among the 13 Top ASCs nationally named by The Leapfrog Group in the inaugural year of the Top ASC awards – Wolf River Surgery Center in Germantown and Le Bonheur East Surgery Center in Memphis, both affiliated with the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system .  The competitive, national award, honors the top performing ASCs as identified through the annual  Leapfrog ASC Survey . Selection was based on mastery of quality... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Now You Can Compare Quality and Safety For Outpatient Surgery!

For the first time ever, Memphis-area employers and their employees and families have access to important information on the quality of care for elective outpatient surgery, whether it is provided in a hospital or in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC). This is critical information since 60% of surgeries in the US are now peformed in hospital outpatient deparatments or ASCs. Eight (8) ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and 10 hospital outpatient surgery departments (HOPD) in the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 22, 2021

Memphis-area Hospitals Out-perform on National Hospital Safety Grades!

In the fall 2020 round of The Hospital Safety Grade, the percentage of Memphis hospitals with an “A” (50%) surpassed the national average (34%)! And, the percentage of Memphis hospitals with an "A" and "B" (70%) also surpassed the national average (58%).  Just three years ago, only 10% of Memphis area hospitals received an "A" and only 20% received an "A" and "B".  "We are pleased to see this significant... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 22, 2021

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Named a Top Hospital

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has been named a 2020 Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality. In order to even be eligible for this Top Hospital Award, hospitals must have an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade, which Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has achieved for the past 4 rounds of the Hospital Safety Grade, including the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, January 8, 2021

To Err is Human Screening Spurs Community Dialogue on Patient Safety

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Memphis healthcare community gathered for a screening of To Err is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary , followed by a panel discussion about shared solutions to reduce preventable medical mistakes among health care organizations throughout the Mid-South. Hosted by the Memphis Business Group on Health , Southern College of Optometry , and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative , the event featured a sneak preview screening of Mike... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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