Premier Health Hospitals Earn ‘A’s from the Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group has awarded three Premier Health hospitals – Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, and Upper Valley Medical Center ­- an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2023. This national distinction recognizes the hospitals’ achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.

“A good patient experience begins with ensuring patient safety and delivering high quality care to every patient every time.  This takes personal commitment and shared responsibility from everyone in our care teams,” said Roberto Colón, MD, chief medical officer for Premier Health. “We are all dedicated to this mission every day for every one of our patients.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

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

“I am very grateful of our physicians, staff, and leadership for their sustained commitment to patient safety,” said Mike Riordan, president and CEO for Premier Health. “This is an outstanding achievement demonstrating the high quality of care delivered to our patients throughout our health system. Our patients and their well-being always come first.”

This is the fourth consecutive “A” rating for Upper Valley Medical Center. Miami Valley Hospital South and Miami Valley Hospital North received a “B” grade.

To see Premier Health hospitals’ full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit