Ashley Regional Medical Center Earns an “A” in Patient Safety

Ashley Regional Medical Center is getting the right grades when it comes to patient safety. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, announced Monday that Ashley Regional earned an “A” in patient safety, making the hospital one of only 844 hospitals to receive the highest ranking possible in the entire United States. “The safety and protection of our patients is of the highest priority for our hospital,” shares hospital CEO Ben Cluff. “We have participated in many organizations to help us improve our care and make our hospital a safe place for our patients. We are very proud of our Safety Grade.” To view the full report on Ashley Regional’s ranking, visit


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