N.C., — AdventHealth Celebrates 13 Straight "As" with The Leapfrog Group' Fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grade
Nov. 16, 2022; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – For the 13th consecutive time, The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, awarded AdventHealth Hendersonville an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.
The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country. The grade uses more than 30 measures of safety data including rates of preventable errors, injuries and infections, while also accounting for whether hospitals have systems in place to protect patients from harm. AdventHealth Hendersonville is honored to celebrate our team of physicians, nurses, and support teams who have maintained this “A” grade for the past 13 grading periods.
“I am so proud of the entire team for making safety the focus of every aspect of their roles in providing whole-person care – body, mind and spirit. Together this team makes sure people choosing AdventHealth for their health care know they are getting this exceptional level of care,” shares Brandon Nudd, President and Chief Executive Officer for AdventHealth Hendersonville. “To have The Leapfrog Group recognize this consistent commitment to safe, quality care in their regular surveys of our hospital is a great honor.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of AdventHealth Hendersonville for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
The Leapfrog Group points out that straight As’ for 13 surveys is an incredibly difficult distinction to achieve, and one of which this community should be tremendously proud.
To see AdventHealth Hendersonville’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.