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The Leapfrog Group awards Novant Health nine ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety, quality and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, has recognized Novant Health’s commitment to safety and quality by awarding the health care system nine “A” Hospital Safety Grades for its Spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade scoring period.  

The Leapfrog Group assigns grades to hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring. Letter grades ranging 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.

“This recognition from the Leapfrog Group underscores our commitment to providing the safest and highest quality care to our patients,” said Dr. David Priest, senior vice president, chief safety and quality officer, Novant Health. “Our teams come to work each day focused on developing and implementing the best and safest practices to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction, so that we may deliver on our mission to improve the health of communities, one person at a time.”

Novant Health’s Spring 2023 Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades are:

“A” letter grade

  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
  • Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
  • Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
  • Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
  • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

“B” letter grade

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

This scoring period marks Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Novant Health Medical Park Hospital achieving 15 consecutive A’s over the past eight years. It also marks Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center for receiving nine consecutive A’s over the past five years.

Learn more about Novant Health’s safety and quality initiatives NovantHealth.org/SafestCare

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, visit leapfroggroup.org.

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023