South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by HYPERLINK “http://www.leapfroggroup.org/” The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. South Baldwin Regional Medical Center was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“We are honored and proud to receive an “A” grade for patient safety,” said Keith Newton, CEO. “This score represents the high-quality care and commitment that our dedicated physicians and staff consistently provide every day.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,639 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook.