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Published on April 24, 2018

Cone Health Hospitals Again Score High Marks for Patient Safety

Three Cone Health hospitals earns top grades in the spring 2018 Leapfrog hospital safety ratings.

Alamance Regional Medical Center, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital earned A’s in the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

The hospitals are among 750 awarded an ‘A’ for efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Annie Penn Hospital received a B.

“Everyone in our health system plays a role in preventing medical errors, infections and falls,” says Cone Health Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Bruce Swords, MD. “And by earning awards like these, our communities know they will get exceptional care and exceptionally safe care at Cone Health.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. The Leapfrog Group does not rank specialty hospitals, so Behavioral Health Hospital and Women’s Hospital were not graded.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ safety grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Cone Health’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook.

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