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HCA New Hampshire Hospitals Earn Top Grade from National Group for Patient Safety

05/10/2022 9:21 AM | Emerson Doiron (Administrator)

Hospitals serve the Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire Markets

ROCHESTER, DERRY, AND PORTSMOUTH, NH– Frisbie Memorial HospitalParkland Medical Center, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital each were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade released today, the top score in a national distinction recognizing the hospital system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare. Leapfrog assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harm to patients in their care.

Of the more than 2,600 hospitals graded nationwide, only 33 percent earned an “A” grade for meeting some of the industry’s highest standards.

“We are proud of our medical staff and support teams at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital for their unwavering commitment to our patients,” said Beth York, vice president of quality at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Independent reviews of our patient safety practices at all three hospitals help us evaluate our patient care against the best hospitals in the nation. Earning straight A’s at our hospitals is especially meaningful for our colleagues who are dedicated to providing high quality patient experiences, and to the communities we serve who count on our hospitals to provide the best possible care.”

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.

“As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of HCA New Hampshire hospitals for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

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


About Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Frisbie Memorial Hospital and its comprehensive network of medical providers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to residents of the Seacoast region. Through the adoption of best medical and surgical practices designed to improve the care and recovery of patients, Frisbie has been recognized as a leader in the areas of patient safety, hospital safety, surgical safety, and patient satisfaction. The private, tax-paying hospital is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Parkland Medical Center

Parkland Medical Center is an 86-bed regional acute-care hospital with a Level III Trauma Center located in Derry, NH. Established in 1983, the private, tax-paying hospital has become a leader in providing high quality healthcare services to its patients and is consistently recognized for exceeding state and national standards for healthcare quality measures. The hospital is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. In New Hampshire, HCA Healthcare Capital Division facilities include, Parkland Medical Center, Portsmouth Regional HospitalFrisbie Memorial HospitalDover Emergency Room, and Seabrook Emergency Room. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 234-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH serving the Seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. The private, tax-paying hospital is one of the area’s largest employers and is the only ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center on New Hampshire’s Seacoast. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the Seacoast’s only comprehensive heart and vascular program, and its only 24/7 comprehensive neurosurgical and stroke clot retrieval programs for both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Portsmouth Regional Hospital, along with Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Parkland Medical Center in Derry, is a member of HCA Healthcare’s Capital Division, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeLeapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.


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Emerson Doiron, Executive Director
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