Open Accessibility Menu

Wayne HealthCare Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in National Hospital Safety Grades Report

  • Posted On:
  • Written By: Wayne HealthCare

Wayne HealthCare has been awarded an ‘A’—the highest score possible—from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety in its spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

The organization awards an ‘A’ grade only to those hospitals who exemplify the highest levels of patient safety.

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

“It’s been said that during times of crisis you really see the mettle of a person, “said Wayne Deschambeau, President and CEO of Wayne HealthCare. “I can say that before the COVID-19 pandemic and during it, everyone – from our doctors, nurses, other providers to staff and our unsung heroes, those employees in housekeeping and maintenance who keep our hospital running — always put the patient first; it’s because of our employees that Wayne HealthCare has earned this elite distinction, and I congratulate them,” added Deschambeau.

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 twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Media Inquiries

Please contact Jennifer Robinson, Marketing and Physician Outreach at (937) 569-6924 or email her at

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 Wayne HealthCare

Located in Greenville, Ohio, Wayne HealthCare is a nationally-ranked and recognized not-for-profit acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services to individuals from birth to geriatrics. In 2020, the hospital received a five-star quality rating, the highest-ranking any hospital can receive, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and it received an ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group. Serving its communities since 1922, it’s comprised of 450 employees and volunteers and a team of 250 credentialed providers who provide medical and specialty services to Darke County, Ohio, and surrounding areas. Wayne HealthCare provides patient-centered healthcare and wellness services using the best technology provided by highly skilled employees and providers. For more information, please visit our website at