Piedmont Newnan earns 12th Consecutive ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog Group
From Special Reports
For the 12th consecutive grading period, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has earned an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Piedmont Newnan’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
“At Piedmont Newnan, we take great pride in providing high-quality, patient-centered care to the people in the community that our hospital serves,” said Piedmont Newnan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Robertson. “It’s an amazing accomplishment for our team, and earning this ‘A’ grade for the twelfth consecutive time demonstrates our continued commitment to the safety of our patients.”
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 an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade 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 Piedmont Newnan. 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.”