Piedmont Newnan Hospital Earns Ninth Consecutive ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog
From Special Reports
For the ninth consecutive grading period, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has earned an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 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.
Piedmont Newnan was one of seven hospitals in the Piedmont Healthcare system, and one of only 27 hospitals in Georgia, 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 26 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.
“At Piedmont Newnan, we take great pride in providing high-quality, patient-centered care to the people in our community,” said Piedmont Newnan CEO Mike Robertson. “Patient safety is our top priority, and we are all so proud of our ninth consecutive ‘A’ from Leapfrog.”
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work 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.