May 10, 2022–6:41 p.m.
The Leapfrog Group has awarded Floyd Medical Center and 12 other Atrium Health hospitals with top-rated “A” grades on its spring 2022 patient safety report card.
The other Atrium Health hospitals that received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for protecting patients from preventable harm and error while in the hospital include:
- Atrium Health Cabarrus
- Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center
- Atrium Health Cleveland
- Atrium Health Kings Mountain
- Atrium Health Lincoln
- Atrium Health Mercy
- Atrium Health Stanly
- Atrium Health University City
- Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Davie Medical Center
- Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center
- Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center
- Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center
All 12 of those facilities are located in North Carolina.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. Leapfrog assigns A-F grades to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the system hospitals, have in place to prevent harm. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“These grades reflect our deep commitment to safe care,” said Dr. Scott Rissmiller, enterprise executive vice president, and chief physician executive for Atrium Health. “When it comes to our patients’ care, nothing is more important than their safety. I am incredibly proud of our teammates in our hospitals across the southeast for their dedication to quality care that prevents harm and provides healing through the highest standards of safety.”
“This award is a testimony to the outstanding care and attention to detail that are hallmarks of Floyd Medical Center,” said Kurt Stuenkel, president, and CEO of Atrium Health Floyd. “It is also appropriate that it is being announced during Nurses Week since they play such a large role in our success.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “These communities should be proud.”
Atrium Health has a long-standing commitment to innovation, advancing health in communities and providing access to patient- and family-centered care that is both safe and of exceptional quality. In addition to the daily work, its teammates accomplish to prevent injury, falls and errors, Atrium Health also uses large databases of data and benchmarking from thousands of other hospitals across the country to identify areas for improvement.
Atrium Health has received numerous awards recognizing its high-quality care, including the 2021 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award and, previously the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize. It also is ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation.
To learn more about grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.