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Published on May 06, 2021

Another Top Score in Patient Safety for Alamance Regional Medical Center

This is the fourth straight “A” for patient safety earned by the hospital.

 

Alamance Regional Medical Center has received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Leapfrog Group is an independent watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. Leapfrog logo

“This designation illustrates our team’s focus on providing the safest, highest-quality care. Achieving this takes a strong partnership and a great deal of intentionality from not only our medical staff and clinical teams, but the departments that support the operations of the hospital,” says Alamance Regional Medical Center President Mark Gordon . “And to earn an A for the fourth consecutive time, shows that quality and safety are truly part of our culture.”  

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. 

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Alamance Regional Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” 

What is Patient Safety? (hospitalsafetygrade.org)