VIDALIA, GA – For the second time in a row, Meadows Health announced that it received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade released by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
“Quality and patient safety are top priorities at Meadows,” said Chief Medical Officer, Karen McColl, MD. “This grade represents many years of focused effort and demonstrates the commitment and care of our team to our patients.”
Leapfrog gives grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Only 26 hospitals in Georgia earned an A for Fall 2018. Nationwide, 832 hospitals earned an A, the top score.
"I am so incredibly proud that Meadows again stands alongside the strongest hospitals in the nation in patient safety. We continue to drive processes that focus on patient safety and quality outcomes. From our Board and Medical Staff to the front line care-givers and support team staff members, we are committed to delivering a truly remarkable experience for each patient,” said Meadows Regional Medical Center President & CEO, Alan Kent. “This “A” Hospital Safety Score recognition is exciting, but more important is our continuous quest to delivering ever-improving quality and outstanding patient care."
Meadows Health also received the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, been named a Three-Time Reuters 100 Top Hospital, and recognized as a 100 Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Meadows Health continues to strive for excellence in areas covered by the Leapfrog report. To see Meadows’ full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
To learn more about Meadows Health, visit www.meadowshealth.com.