CMC Awarded ‘A’ In Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Nov 09, 2018 11:37AM
By Kathleen Maris
Conway Medical Center (CMC) was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes CMC’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.
“We are proud of our staff’s efforts and dedication toward patient safety. This recognition further exemplifies Conway Medical Center’s commitment to compassionate care our patients can trust,” said Bret Barr, president and CEO of CMC. “As the continued leader in healthcare in the Horry County area, we are excited to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for earning this A Hospital Safety Grade.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Conway 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.
Conway Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Conway Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.