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Novant Health recognized for commitment to safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On April 29, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety, quality and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, released its spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. Novant Health is proud of its longstanding commitment to earning top safety and quality scores.

The Leapfrog Group has recognized Novant Health’s commitment to safety and quality by assigning its acute care facilities 11 A’s and two B’s. The scores are as follows:

“A” letter grade

  1. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
  2. Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
  3. Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
  4. Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
  5. Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
  6. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  7. Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
  8. Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
  9. Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
  10. Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
  11. Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center

“B” letter grade

  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center

“I’m proud to say this data reflects our commitment to providing the safest care in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer, Novant Health. “Our physicians, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, pharmacists and clinical team members work together every day to reduce our hospital-associated infection rates to historic lows. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams remained committed to providing the highest quality of care while prioritizing safety for not only our patients, but for our team members.”

Letter grades from A to F are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections, and improve patient satisfaction.

“At Novant Health, we combine our commitment to patient safety and quality with data, technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence to help us reach our goal of zero hospital-acquired infections and serious safety events,” Eskioglu said. “We are honored to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for our pursuit in developing the best and safest practices to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.”

To learn more about Novant Health’s safety and quality initiatives, visit NovantHealth.org/SafestCare.

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021
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