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Piedmont Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scorecard

Jul 11, 2018

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Piedmont Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.  The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“The team at Piedmont Medical Center works diligently to maintain high standards for patient safety,” said Mark Nosacka, chief executive officer of Piedmont Medical Center. “This excellent score is a reflection of the work all of our employees and physicians perform every day.”

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Piedmont Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.

If you are interested in interviewing a member of our team about this accomplishment, please call Daisy Burroughs at 803-477-4926 or email Daisy.Burroughs@tenethealth.com.

 

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