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CaroMont Regional Medical Center Earns An ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

CaroMont Regional Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.  This is the fifteenth “A” grade for CaroMont Regional Medical Center and maintains the facility’s “Straight A” status, which is the nation’s most prestigious honor for patient safety.

“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 assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, and is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means CaroMont Regional Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

To see the facility’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter. 

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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.