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CCMH Participates in Leapfrog Survey

GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has received the results from the 2012 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Wyoming Business Coalition on Healthcare, a group of employers from throughout Wyoming, initially requested that all Wyoming Hospital participate in the survey three years ago. CCMH’s score for 2012 was 50, an increase of 19 points since 2010. The Wyoming average score was 34 and the national average score was 51. The number of Wyoming hospitals has increased each year, with 11 hospitals participating in the 2012 survey.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey assesses hospital performance based on national performance measures, including the National Quality Foundation Safe Practices. These measures are of specific interested to healthcare purchasers and consumers, and cover a broad spectrum of hospital services and infrastructure. They also provide hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark the progress they are making in improving safety, quality and efficiency of care delivery.

“The Leapfrog Survey is an extensive, in-depth document to compile”, said Sue Ullrich, CCMH Quality and Risk Manager. “We decided that it was an important measurement tool for our organization three years ago, and have been very pleased with our improvements. It means that we take quality and safety seriously here at CCMH.”

The Leapfrog Group is an initiative driven by organizations that buy health care who are working to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare for Americans. The Leapfrog Group was founded by a small group of large employers, initially supported by the Business Roundtable (BRT) and launched in November 2000. Leapfrog is supported by the BRT, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Leapfrog members and others.

Look for more information at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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