AdventHealth Hendersonville Earns 10th Straight “A” Grade in Patient Safety

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Earns 10th Straight “A” Grade in Patient Safety

 

 

Apr. 29, 2021; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.  AdventHealth Hendersonville received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction is the 10th consecutive top grade for AdventHealth Hendersonville. The Leapfrog Group awards this grade to health systems for their achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

 

“I am so honored to be part of an incredible team that lives out our Keep Me Safe service standard in all they do for every person who comes to AdventHealth for care,” said Cory Reeves, president and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville. “I want to thank them for not only achieving safety excellence with 10 ‘A’ grades in row, but for maintaining the top grades during a global pandemic. This team is amazing.”

 

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but AdventHealth Hendersonville shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

 

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.

 

AdventHealth Hendersonville was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see AdventHealth Hendersonville’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.organd follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitterand Facebook.

 

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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently reporthospital 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.

 

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, 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 nearly 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 the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and now 10 consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Gradesurvey.

 

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care & rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor & 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.comor call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).