Punxsutawney Area Hospital was Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

A National Distinction
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Punxsutawney Area Hospital was Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade
 from Leapfrog Group

Punxsutawney Area Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates PAH’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

As the leader of the medical and clinical staffs, We are ecstatic to receive this distinction. The entire PAH staff works diligently to provide our patients with the best care, in the safest environment possible”, Clark Simpson, M.D., Director of Medical Staff Affairs. 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see PAH’s full grade details as well as regional facilities, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter. 


Clark Simpson, MD, Director of Medical Staff Affairs
Robin Moran, Quality and Patient Safety Manager
Jack Sisk, President of PAH