The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2017 hospital safety report cards has awarded an “A” to Asante Ashland Community Hospital in its rating of patient safety.

The Ashland hospital was among 823 hospitals nationwide to receive a top grade for its success in reducing errors, infections and accidents that could harm patients. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass also received A's, as did Providence Medford Medical Center.

The Leapfrog Group uses letter grades A through F to rate a hospital’s performance on how well it keeps patients safe.

Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said hospitals that earn top marks nationally have achieved "the highest safety standards in the country.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national patient safety watchdog organization that issues grades based on 30 safety measures, including preventing infections, medical errors and on-site accidents. The grades are calculated by patient safety experts and the material is peer-reviewed and available free to the public. The Leapfrog Group collects data twice a year from more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals to report its hospital safety score.

For more details from the report, see www.leapfroggroup.org.