Point Pleasant, WV – Pleasant Valley Hospital was honored with an “A” Hospital Patient Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, in its Spring 2020 report card. This achievement marks the 4th time within a 4 year period that Pleasant Valley Hospital has earned the top “A” rating.

Pleasant Valley Hospital is the only hospital in the state of West Virginia and the only hospital in the Ohio Valley Region to receive an “A” rating. 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.

“It is truly an honor to be the only hospital in the Ohio Valley Region to have earned an ‘A’ rating for patient safety. This represents awesome recognition of all of the hard work our caregivers have put into creating a place where patients receive top-quality care in a clean and safe environment. At Pleasant Valley Hospital, we have a relentless focus on creating a culture that is highly-reliable. The Leapfrog Hospital Patient Safety Grade is one litmus test of many that gives us an indication as to where we are on our journey to high-reliability. PVH incorporates and hardwires many patient safety practices across the organization on a daily basis, including multi-disciplinary team collaboration; patient harm identification and prevention; as well as use of best practice clinical techniques (or “bundles”). We care about the people in this community and dedicate ourselves to delivering the very best possible care for the residents of Mason County and surrounding areas,” stated Jeff Noblin, FACHE and CEO.

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Pleasant Valley Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

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

Pleasant Valley Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade on April 30th, when Leapfrog updated grades for Spring 2020. To view Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Spring 2020 full score, visit pvalley.org/leapfrog-safety-grade.

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 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.

About Pleasant Valley Hospital
Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and patient-focused healthcare to the people in the community it serves. Built by community leaders in 1959, PVH is a not-for-profit, 100-bed facility and 101-bed nursing and rehabilitation center that remains true to its original mission today – providing quality health care to residents of Mason and Jackson counties in West Virginia and Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio.
As the region has grown, so has PVH. Through its affiliation with the Mountain Health Network, PVH has not only increased the depth of core services but has also developed specialty services to provide truly comprehensive care to the people who live and work in the communities it serves. For more information about PVH and the services it provides, please visit pvalley.org.