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Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Receives "A" Rating


Weston, WV (November 10, 2021) - The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based
organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers,
released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'F' letter
grades to hospitals nationwide. Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Weston,
received their third consecutive 'A' Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021, the only hospital in West
Virginia to achieve this designation.

"Patient safety has always and will always be a top priority for us. Our hospital is a trusted part
of this community," said Kevin P. Stalnaker, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief Administrative Officer. "We will continue to strive for greater excellence in patient safety
and hope to achieve an 'A' on the next Safety Grade. Most importantly, we pledge to honor the
trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress and working toward the highest
possible standard of safety."

"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 Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for its
commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times."
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30
measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to approximately 2,600
U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully
transparent, and free to the public.

"We are sharply focused on doing the right thing, every time, for those we serve and are quite
proud of what we've been able to achieve over the last eight months," said Stalnaker. "This is
the third consecutive 'A' rating for our hospital. To be recognized for patient care and quality in
this way is quite an honor."

To see Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital'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 and Facebook. To learn more about Mon Health Stonewall Jackson
Memorial Hospital, visit StonewallJacksonHospital.com.

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