T.J. Samson Community Hospital Earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

New Grade for Spring 2024 is a national recognition for patient safety


Glasgow, KY – T.J. Samson Community Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.  Leapfrog assigns grades from “A,” to “F” to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

"We focus every day on fostering an environment where safety and quality care are paramount," said Neil Thornbury, CEO. "Our dedicated physicians, providers, management team, and all team members are deeply committed to the well-being of our patients, to each other, and to the communities we are privileged to serve. We are truly grateful for this recognition and remain steadfast in our efforts to provide a healthcare experience that is personal, compassionate, and of the highest quality to the residents of southcentral Kentucky." 

T.J. Samson is one of only 10 hospitals in Kentucky to achieve an "A" grade in spring 2024.

Brandon Dickey, Chief Quality Officer for T.J. Regional Health said, “This “A” is just one that shows that we live our mission every single day. Patients come first in every decision and action. We want our patients to get the highest quality of care as close to where they live as possible….and this signifies how important quality of care is to each of us.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.

“Everyone who works at T.J. Samson Community Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication of at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank T.J. Samson, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

To see T.J. Samson’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter. 


About T.J. Regional Health

T.J. Regional Health, the parent system of T.J. Samson Community Hospital and T.J. Health Columbia is accredited by The Joint Commission and is the healthcare destination in southcentral Kentucky. In addition to two hospitals, the growing organization owns and operates the T.J. Health Pavilion, the Family Medicine Center and Residency Program, Hospice and Home Care Services, T.J. Orthopedics, Rural Health Clinics throughout southcentral Kentucky, and R+ Med Spa. For more information about the services offered at T.J. Regional Health, please visit www.tjregionalhealth.org.

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