GREENFIELD — Hancock Regional Hospital, part of the Hancock Health full-service healthcare network, once again earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

This marks the eight year in a row the hospital has earned the highest mark possible from the national nonprofit watchdog group, which assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

“As the only independent hospital in Indiana to receive an ‘A’ rating eight times in a row, we take our responsibility seriously to provide safe, quality care to our community,” said Steve Long, president and CEO of Hancock Health, in a press release.

“We are honored to continue serving east central Indiana with our expert team of healthcare professionals leading the way.”

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said everyone who works at Hancock Health should be proud of the “A” rating.

“It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Hancock Health, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety,” she said in the release.

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

To see Hancock Regional Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit