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Leapfrog Announces Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades
37 PA Hospitals Earned an "A" Letter Grade - 04/24/18

Bethlehem, PA (April 24, 2018) – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, announced today the updated Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.  General acute-care hospitals in the U.S. are assigned letter grades of A, B, C, D or F based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.  These errors, killing or harming millions of people per year, are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

In Pennsylvania, 118 hospitals were graded, and 37 (31%) were awarded an “A”, the highest letter grade, demonstrating these hospitals’ dedication to safe care.  Only two Pennsylvania hospitals – PinnacleHealth Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg and St. Clair Hospital located in Pittsburgh -- have received ‘Straight As’ since 2015.

To read the entire news release about the Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades and see the complete list of the 37 hospitals in PA that were graded an 'A' in this latest update, click here

To read articles about hospital safety in local publications, click the links below:
- Lehigh Valley Business by Stacy Wescoe on April 24, 2018
- Allentown Morning Call by Christine Schiavo on April 25, 2018
- Lehigh Valley Live by Pamela Sroka-Holzmann on April 26, 2018
- Allentown Morning Call by Binghui Huang on April 26, 2018

For hospital ratings in your area, click the image below or visit www.hosptialsafetygrade.org.



 

 

Upcoming LVBCH Events   

May 24, 2018 -- 5th Annual Healthcare Systems Engineering Symposium
"Telehealth: Federal Initiatives, State Policy, and Current Implementations"


Date: Thursday, 5/24/18        
Time: 1:30 - 2:00 pm - Registration
          2:00 - 5:30 pm - Healthcare Symposium
          5:30 - 6:30 pm - Networking Reception
Location: 
Lehigh UniversityMountaintop CampusIacocca HallWood Dining Room
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.  
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
Registration Deadline: May 17, 2018.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
Invitations were sent in April 2018.
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June 6, 2018 -- LVBCH Employer Forum
"The Role of the EAP in the Opioid Crisis & Emerging Trends in Benefits"

 

Date: Wednesday, 06/06/18         Time: 8:00 - 10:30 am
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:25 am
Location: PBS39/WLVT Public Media Center, 830 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Click link for Parking Instructions

Sponsored by Univest Insurance

Featured Speakers: Carolyn Lamparella Ed.S. L.P.C., Program Director, Preferred EAP
                              Kevin Davis, Senior Benefits Consultant, Univest Insurance
This event is for LVBCH EMPLOYER members only.
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.  
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
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July 17, 2018 -- LVBCH Broker Event
"Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Stress – Impacts, Costs and Solutions"

Date: Tuesday, 07/17/18         Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: LVBCH Headquaters, 60 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Sponsored by Integrated Behavioral Health
This event is for LVBCH BROKERS only.
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.  
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
Invitations will be sent via email soon.

 

Recent LVBCH Events 

May 3, 2018 -- LVBCH Annual Conference
"Driving Healthcare Value, Innovation and Transparency"

Date: Thursday, 05/03/18              Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:30 am
Location: DeSales University, University Center Building
              2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
Registration required, you must register to attend this event.
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH Members.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2018.
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Click the following links to access the slide presentations from the event:   
   - 
The American Health Care System Under the Trump Administration
     by Robert Laszewski, Health Policy & Strategy Associates
   -
Leadership in Wellness Recognition Awards
     by Amanda Greene, Wellness & Quality Specialist, BeneFIT Corporate Wellness – Populytics
   -
Specialty Drug Management - Is It Possible?
     by John R. Adler, President, ELMC Rx Solutions

To read articles about the Annual Conference in local publications, click the links below:
    - Lehigh Valley Business by Wendy Solomon on May 4, 2018
   -
Allentown Morning Call by Binghui Huang on May 4, 2018