University Hospital receives ‘A’ Safety grade from Leapfrog
AUGUSTA, GA, April 30, 2020 – University Hospital is proud to announce its “A” rating in the Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
University Hospital's mission is “to improve the health of those we serve,” said James R. Davis, President and CEO of University Health Care System, “and that mission starts first and foremost with patient safety.”
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades available online.
To see how University Hospital’s score compares locally and nationally, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the newly updated Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org . Consumers can also go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org for a free Download of the Hospital Safety Score mobile app.