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Excela Health Continues to Excel in Patient Safety

LATROBE, PA, November 8, 2018 –  Excela Health and Latrobe Hospital are once again recognized for safe patient care, having received an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Groups Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Excela Latrobe Hospital’s continuing efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D, or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms among patients in their care.

“This marks the third straight grading period in which Excela Latrobe Hospital has
received an “A”, and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said Maryann Singley, MSN, RN, the
hospital’s Vice President of Patient Care Services. “It truly takes a village to provide
care to our patients. Teamwork and adherence to best practices help to ensure that the
right care is delivered to the right patient at the right time.”

Of the 132 hospitals receiving grades in Pennsylvania, Excela Latrobe is one of 50 with
the A grade.

Elsewhere, Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital is one of 27 Pennsylvania
hospitals achieving a “B”; Excela Frick Hospital does not have sufficient data to be
rated in this program.

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Excela Latrobe
Hospital that focuses on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important
resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one
hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The
Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be
recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign
grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s
the methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the

Excela Latrobe Hospital was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A
in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see full grade details, and to access patient tips
for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The
Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 collects and
transparently reports hospital 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 Grade, Leapfrog’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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