Piedmont Newnan earns 13th consecutive ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog

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Piedmont Newnan Hospital received an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national designation recognizing Piedmont Newnan’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is the 13th consecutive grading period Piedmont Newnan has earned an ‘A’ grade.

“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 thirteenth consecutive time demonstrates our continued commitment to the safety of our patients.”

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.

“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 Piedmont Newnan 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 an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade 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.

Piedmont Newnan is one of eight hospitals in the Piedmont Healthcare system that received an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021.

To see Piedmont Newnan’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 and Facebook.

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