ROSWELL —Lovelace Regional Hospital received an “A” safety grade in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the third safety grade “A” in a row for LRH.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“The Leapfrog grade is important because it gives patients objective criteria they need to make a decision on which hospital is the safest,” said Lovelace Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Buddy Daniels.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

Lovelace Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the Southeast of New Mexico to earn an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022.

Lovelace Westside Hospital serves Rio Rancho and surrounding areas.