COVINGTON, Ga. - Piedmont Newton Hospital has received an “A” grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Six of Piedmont Healthcare’s 11 hospitals received “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, representing twice as many as any other system in Georgia.
“At the heart of Piedmont Healthcare’s strategic anchors is the goal of establishing ourselves as a leader in clinical quality and service quality that places the patient at the center of our decision making,” Kevin Brown, president and CEO, Piedmont Healthcare, said. “As a result, we have produced outcomes that rival some of the best in the country. These Leapfrog scores are a testament to that commitment and the talent of our employees who have helped us to achieve them. We should all be proud of this accomplishment.”
The Hospital Safety Grade is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. Administered by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, the Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.
“Our goal at Piedmont Newton is to deliver high-quality patient care in the safest environment,” Eric Bour, MD, CEO of Piedmont Newton, said. “We’re proud to once again achieve this top Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as it shows our continued commitment to providing safe and high-quality care for our patients.”
To see Piedmont Newton’s full score and to access consumer-friendly tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetyscore.org. For additional information about Piedmont Newton’s quality measures, visit piedmont.org/quality.