CaroMont Regional Medical Center Awarded 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
CaroMont Regional Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the organization’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. This is the thirteenth ‘A’ grade for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, more than any other hospital in the Charlotte region.
“At CaroMont Health, providing the best care in the safest environment is our most important work,” said Dr. Ward Adcock, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Patient Safety Officer. “An unwavering commitment to safety is shared not just among doctors, nurses and clinicians at the bedside, but in every division and department of the health system. Having earned the most ‘A’ ratings from The Leapfrog Group in the Charlotte region is a direct result of having a team of health care professionals who make safety their priority every day with every patient.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.