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Local Medical Centers Receive ‘A’ For Patient Safety

Many local medical centers have recently earned national distinction as they were recognized with an “A” for patient safety for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Those recognized for their achievements in providing safer health care for patients include Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (RWRH), Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, and Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

The Safety Grade assigns a letter grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures on preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm to patients in their care.

“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,in a press release.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent. The results are free to the public.

To see the full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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