For the second year in a row Blessing Hospital in Quincy has received a prestigious award for its patient’s protection and health care.

Blessing was awarded an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group in its spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade report. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This spring grade was based on data collected immediately prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blessing also earned an A in the fall 2020 safety report.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety and assigns a safety grade every six months to the more than 2,700 general hospitals across the country. Blessing Hospital was among 33 percent of hospitals earning an “A” grade.

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According to a news release from Blessing Hospital, the hospital's CEO Maureen Kahn stated “We are pleased and proud to earn this important recognition from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, but the trust of our patients and their loved ones in the quality and the safety of the care we provide is the recognition for which our caregivers work every day, around the clock.”

To see Blessing Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

According to employment figures from the Great River Economic Development Foundation, Blessing Hospital is the largest employer in the area with over twenty-nine hundred local employees working at the hospital and nearly thirty-five hundred total employees.

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