November 8, 2021

Nashoba Valley Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center earned an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. 

“The Nashoba Valley Medical Center team is the best health care destination in the region. Patient safety and experience are a top focus for all our staff and it clearly shows,” said Salvatore Perla, DrPH, President, Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “We were also recently honored with three Healthgrades awards including the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Award, 5-star rating for Treatment of Hip Fracture and 5-star rating for Treatment of Pneumonia. These awards validate our efforts and reinforce our commitment to the communities we serve.”

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 over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems 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 harms 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.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Nashoba Valley Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”


About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.