High Point Medical Center Once Again Achieves Elite National Recognition from The Leapfrog Group for Straight “A’s” in Patient Safety
Wake Forest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the fifth time in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition demonstrating our commitment to quality and patient safety,” said Dr. James Hoekstra, High Point Medical Center President. “The level of commitment and dedication our physicians and staff show is outstanding. We are proud of the work our team provides each and every day, and we are pleased that our patients can rest assured knowing the quality of our care has been thoroughly evaluated and found to be among the very best in the country.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“High Point Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by High Point Medical Center’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To see more details on High Point Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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.