N.C., — AdventHealth Hendersonville Again Earns Top Grade for Patient Safety in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grade
Nov 6, 2023; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHeatlh Hendersonville has earned its 15th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“This national honor shows our team’s unwavering commitment to keep patients safe in every aspect of the whole-person care we provide families across our region,” said Brandon Nudd, FACHE, president and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville. “I am proud of this team’s hard work. They not only maintained this “A” Hospital Safety Grade, but their dedication to our patients increased our numerical score from the 2023 Spring Grade and year-over-year from our 2022 Fall “A” grade.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 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 AdventHealth Hendersonville 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 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.
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About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.
In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's more than 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.
AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning 15 consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey, and the 2021 and 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for outstanding quality and safety.
AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit AdventHealthNC.com or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).