Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Earns Elite ‘A’ Rating From National Safety Assessment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock recently joined an elite group of hospitals nationwide to earn an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Only a small percentage of hospitals nationwide –– less than 10 percent that participate in Leapfrog –– attain an “A” rating. 

This national distinction recognizes Baptist Health’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. 

More importantly than the actual grades is what these safety efforts lead to at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock –– patients are experiencing decreased infections, decreased surgical complications, and a safer environment. 

Better ICU staffing, computerized physician order entry, detailed safety checklists, hand-hygiene monitoring, and processes with multiple back-up plans to keep patients safe are prime examples of how focusing time and resources on this safety initiative have contributed to achieving a perfect score in the Leapfrog grading. 

Leapfrog is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to help consumers get a better grasp of safety and quality in health care. Leapfrog is all about using transparency as a driver to improve safety and reliability in hospitals. 

The Leapfrog safety grade uses over 30 performance metrics to produce a single letter grade that represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe.


About Baptist Health

For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.