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Palmetto General Hospital Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Feb 12, 2020

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, releases the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Palmetto General Hospital was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. 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.

“Every department in this hospital is committed to providing a safe environment,” said Ana Mederos, Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto General Hospital. “The administrative team is committed to serving the community and giving the best possible care to all our patients, and we are very proud of this recognition.”

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Palmetto General Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Palmetto’s services, please visit www.palmettogeneral.com.

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