GASTONIA, N.C. – CaroMont Regional Medical Center received an “A”Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes the facilities’ achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the eleventh ‘A’ for CaroMont Regional Medical Center, more than any other hospital in the Charlotte region.
“Our highest priority is providing exceptional healthcare in the safest environment,” said Dr. Todd Davis, EVP and Chief Physician Executive at CaroMont Health. “This recognition is the result of an extraordinary commitment to safety and collaboration. Maintaining this level of excellence requires not only medical staff and nursing team, but also hospital leadership, clinical services and all care support teams.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of CaroMont Regional Medical Center for their commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these challenging times.”
To see CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.