CaroMont Regional Medical Center has earned another ‘A’ grade from
The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting
patients from harm and providing safer health care. This is the tenth
‘A’ for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, more than any other
hospital in the Charlotte region.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit 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, injuries, accidents, infections
and other harms to patients in their care.
“Our highest priority is providing exceptional healthcare in the
safest environment,” said Dr. Todd Davis, Executive Vice President
and Chief Physician Executive at CaroMont Health. “This recognition
is the result of an extraordinary commitment to safety and collaboration.
Maintaining this level of excellence requires not only medical staff and
nursing team, but also hospital leadership, clinical services and all
care support teams.”
Developed under the guidance of a
national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available
hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care
hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology
is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care
workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as
our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO
of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the
care and commitment of those who work for CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health
care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend
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 CaroMont Health:
CaroMont Health is a not-for-profit health system headquartered in Gastonia,
NC. Committed to providing compassionate, exceptional and highly reliable
care within five counties and two states, the system’s 435-bed CaroMont
Regional Medical Center was named among IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals
in 2018 and has earned more Grade A ratings for Patient Safety by the
Leapfrog Group than any other hospital in the region. With a focus on
putting patients first, CaroMont Health has been a trusted healthcare
partner since 1946.
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