Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to U.S. hospitals based on data calculated using 26 measures evaluating the hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
“Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Kennestone, and we are pleased to be recognized by the Leapfrog Group for earning an A grade,” said Callie Andrews, Wellstar Kennestone Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Not only does an A grade affirm the high quality of care that we deliver to our patients every day, but this prestigious ranking also honors the critical role that our physicians, nurses and caregivers play in keeping our communities healthy and safe.”
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.To see how Wellstar Kennestone’s scores compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.