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Published on November 30, 2021

Cone Health Awarded for Patient Safety

This is the second patient safety recognition for Cone Health in recent weeks.   


Greensboro—Cone Health is the top 10% of all hospitals in the nation when it comes to patient safety in 10 important clinical areas. The recognitions are part of the 2022 CareChex® Awards an information service of Quantros Inc.. This comes on the heels of the fall safety report from The Leap Frog GroupLogo for Safe Vascular Surgery

Patient safety is a major issue in the nation’s hospitals. Thousands of people experience falls, medical errors, infections and other patient safety issues in hospitals every year. Avoiding them helps people heal faster, return home quicker and reduces costs. 

“It is gratifying to again be recognized for our efforts to provide the safest medical care possible,” says Kenneth Rempher, Ph.D., RN, chief nurse executive, Cone Health. “To be recognized among the best nationally in so many areas, really speaks to our culture and commitment to safety and quality.” 

CareChex ranks hospitals according to their government Medicare and Medicaid numbers. Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital share the same number. Their combined performance is listed as The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.  

In 2022, the above hospitals are ranked among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patent safety in the following clinical categories: 

  • Major cardiac surgery
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage 
  • Neurological care
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Heart failure treatment
  • Pneumonia care 
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Hip fracture care
  • Stroke care 
  • Heart attack care

Alamance Regional Medical Center has its own reporting number. In the 2022 patient safety category, CareChex ranks Alamance Regional Medical Center in the top 10% nationally for: 

  • Cardiac care
  • Vascular surgery  

Moses Cone Hospital is also ranked in the Top 10% in the nation for medical excellence in:  

  • Major cardiac surgery
  • Coronary bypass surgery 

CareChex ranks Alamance Regional in the top 10% nationally for medical excellence in: 

  • Hip fracture care

Unlike other publicly available award rankings CareChex awards are based on comprehensive risk-adjustment methodology and do not include self-reported data.