Vidant Medical Center earns second “A” grade for patient safety in spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Written By  Beth Anne Atkins  on  4/12/17
GREENVILLE – Vidant Medical Center (VMC) was again among the top hospitals in the country that earned an “A” from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Group for spring, 2017. 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.

“We are committed to pursue excellence in the quality of care rendered to our patients and families” said Brian Floyd, president, VMC. “This recognition highlights the continuous improvement on our voyage to excellence by all of our doctors, nurses, providers and team members.”

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 best practices to assure our patients receive the highest quality of care,” said Teresa Anderson, vice president, quality, VMC. “We want the best outcomes for our patients and families.”

In addition to VMC, three other Vidant Hospitals also received an “A” - Vidant Beaufort, Vidant Duplin and Vidant Edgecombe.

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.

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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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.


About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.