New Hanover Regional Medical Center Receives an "A" for Hospital Safety

By / Health and Wellness / الإثنين, 12 حزيران/يونيو 2017 04:00

2017 Spring Grade Marks Straight A’s as NHRMC’s 7th Consecutive Top Ranking

WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has earned an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, for spring of 2017. Leapfrog assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
 “The Leapfrog report card validates our ongoing patient safety efforts,” said NHRMC CEO and President John Gizdic. “We are dedicated to providing the best care possible for our patients at every stage of their care.” NHRMC was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. This is the seventh consecutive A rating NHRMC has received.
 “Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
 The Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a letter grade of A to F representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
 To see NHRMC’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
 About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.  
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars.  The medical is an economic engine for the community, creating more than 6,800 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.

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