N.C., — AdventHealth Hendersonville Exceeds Newly Raised Thresholds to Earn “A” Grade in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Nov. 10, 2021; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville has once again earned an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade survey. The national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety, today released its fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
The Leapfrog Group assigns a letter grade to U.S. general hospitals based on how well they prevent medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections that kill or harm patients. The fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade reflects performance on more than 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety, including for the first time, post-operative sepsis, blood leakage, and kidney injury.
In this latest grading period, based on hospital surveys conducted in recent weeks, The Leapfrog Group increased the minimum threshold for earning an “A” grade from 3.159 to 3.203. AdventHealth Hendersonville well exceeded that score with a 3.4489, which is also an increase over its Spring 2021 survey results.
“Patient safety is the leading focus of all we do to care for people across our community. Our consistent “A” grades are the proof of that. This is our 11th consecutive “A” grade,” shared Brandon Nudd, AdventHealth Hendersonville President and Chief Executive Officer. “What makes this “A,” stand out is that we met and exceeded the new, higher threshold for this top grade, and we did it as our team navigated the Delta Variant surge.”
The fall grades show significant variation in patient safety performance across U.S. hospitals, which underscores the importance of access to information that allows patients to select the safest hospital available to them.
“As the pandemic continues, we all have heightened awareness of the importance of hospitals in our communities and in our lives,” said Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It is critical that all hospitals put patient safety first. Now we have more information on more hospitals than ever before, so people can protect themselves and their families.”
For more information about the Hospital Safety Grade, including details on individual hospital grades and state rankings, please visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.