CaroMont Regional Medical Center Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety
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 on it.”
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.