The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for patients. It is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency—collecting, analyzing and disseminating important hospital data to consumers of health care for the past 16 years.
The Roanoke Times just published an article on the most recent Leapfrog Group report and our flagship hospitals in the Roanoke Valley did not score particularly well. Both hospitals scored a “C” on an A to F scale. Don’t we deserve a least a “B” hospital in the Roanoke Valley? Our hospitals serve not only the Roanoke Valley but also the New River Valley, Southwest and Southside Virginia. Don’t we deserve a “good” (grade B) hospital as opposed to an “average” (grade C) hospital?
Read the article here.