Leapfrog Group awards Mississippi Baptist Medical Center ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade


JACKSON, Miss. –The Leapfrog Group awarded Mississippi Baptist Medical Center an “A” Hospital Safety Grade.

This national distinction celebrates the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is honored to receive this ‘A’ rating from LeapFrog, as it demonstrates our team’s commitment to providing high quality care to our patients and community,” said Bobbie Ware, CEO and administrator of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

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 Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s 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. This hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s full grade details and to access tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. 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 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Mississippi Baptist Medical Center the No. 1 Hospital in Mississippi for the third year in a row. The hospital was also recognized with the Platinum Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology for its treatment of heart attack patients and earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems signed a shared mission agreement with Baptist Memorial Health Care in May 2017, making Baptist Memorial Mississippi’s fourth largest employer and the largest health care system in the state. Baptist Memorial is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the Mid-South with hospitals in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.