CARTERSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES AN ‘A’ FOR PATIENT SAFETY IN FALL 2018 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE
CARTERSVILLE, GA; November 9, 2018 –
Cartersville Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s
Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade
. The designation recognizes Cartersville Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. 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.
This is the fifth consecutive “A” grade received by Cartersville Medical Center. “At Cartersville Medical Center, patient safety and quality clinical outcomes are paramount to everything we do in caring for each and every patient who seeks our hospital for their care," said Chris Mosley, CEO. “We often receive letters from patients who speak to the trust they have in our physicians and nurses based on their knowledge that our hospital has been repeatedly recognized for providing safe, high quality care.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Cartersville Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Cartersville Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Cartersville Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org
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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.
About Cartersville Medical Center
Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Level III Trauma Center, Certified Total Joint program and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes program accredited by the Joint Commission. The Breast Imaging Center at The Women’s Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a ten county region.
For more information about programs and services offered at Cartersville Medical Center or The Hope Center, call MedLine at (800) 242-5662 or visit www.cartersvillemedical.com