Health: Patient safety scores put Redmond, Cartersville at A; B for Floyd, AdventHealh Gordon.

Health: Patient safety scores put Redmond, Cartersville at A; B for Floyd, AdventHealh Gordon.

From a media release: Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cartersville Medical Center received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns grades to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“I am especially proud of the hard work and diligence that our team has demonstrated in providing quality care during such a challenging year,” said John Quinlivan, CEO of Redmond Regional. “Through it all, we have remained focused on one thing – the care and improvement of human life. This nationally recognized ‘A’ grade in patient safety is a direct reflection of the high standard of patient-centered care that our colleagues remain committed to every day.”

This is the tenth consecutive “A” grade received by Cartersville Medical Center. “Patient safety and quality clinical outcomes are paramount to everything we do in caring for each and every patient who seeks our hospital for their care,” said Chris Mosley, CEO. “The recognition is evidence that our colleagues and physicians continue to provide safe, high quality care to our patients. To be recognized by The Leapfrog Group a tenth consecutive time is such an incredible honor.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Below please find the grade for each area hospital. Click the hospital’s name to see the individual profile of each healthcare center:

A year ago, all had As except Floyd with a B,

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