ROME, GA, October 31, 2016— New 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 The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watch dog. Redmond Regional Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”,
ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
“At Redmond, our team is continually focused on providing the highest level of care for our patients,” said John Quinlivan, Redmond Chief Executive Officer. “The recognition from Leapfrog is a direct reflection of our team’s daily focus on providing their best to our patients in quality, service, and patient safety. I’m very proud of our great team here at Redmond.”
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder,president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
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 2,600 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 Redmond Regional Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.