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Vidant Medical Center earns “A” grade for patient safety in fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

October 31, 2016 by Chris Mackey

GREENVILLE – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group. Vidant Medical Center (VMC) was among 15 percent of hospitals in the country that earned an “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Group. This is the first time VMC has received an “A” ranking.

“Transparency, patient- and family-centered care, engagement of leaders, physicians and staff are core strategies and part of our values at VMC,” said Brian Floyd, president, VMC. “This recognition showcases the continuous improvement on our voyage to excellence by all of our doctors, nurses, providers and employees.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“We focus every day on practices related to culture, safety, medication reconciliation, hand hygiene, and other patient safety indicators,” said Teresa Anderson, vice president, quality, VMC. “We want the best outcomes for our patients and families.”

To see VMC’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

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