Piedmont Newnan Gets “A” Grade For Hospital Safety
For the tenth consecutive grading period, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has earned an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Piedmont Newnan’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their 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 tenth consecutive time demonstrates our continued commitment to the safety of our patients.”
Piedmont Newnan was one of six hospitals in the Piedmont Healthcare system, and one of only 19 hospitals in Georgia and only 33 percent nationally, to receive an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Piedmont Healthcare’s hospitals account for 31.5 percent of all of the hospitals in Georgia that received A’s, making it the safest healthcare system in Georgia with more A grades than any other healthcare system in the state.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades 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.
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.