Carolina Pines receives an “A” grade in safety

on Monday, 16 May 2022. Posted in Local News

Nurses help celebrate Carolina Pines’ recent ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

     Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center recently received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for 2022. This national distinction recognizes Carolina Pines’ achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

       “Obtaining an “A” letter grade from the Leapfrog Group illustrates the dedication our facility has to delivering quality care to our patients,” said Carolina Pines CEO Bill Little. “We are pleased that our commitment to excellent patient care and safety has been recognized by Leapfrog, and our patients can rest assured knowing that they will receive high-quality healthcare at our facility.”

        The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

      The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

          “As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Carolina Pines for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”