Biz Roundup: Novant Health recognized for commitment to safety
WINSTON-SALEM – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that evaluates the safety, quality of care and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, released its fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades last week.
Novant Health was recognized for its commitment to safety and quality, with acute care facilities receiving A’s and B’s.
Local scores include:
• An “A” grade for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Novant Health Medical Park Hospital, and Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.
• A “B” grade for Novant Health Huntersville, Novant Health Kernersville, and Novant Health Presbyterian medical centers
“I’m proud to say this newly released data confirms our goal to significantly reduce or eliminate hospital-associated infections and improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction,” said Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Novant Health. “Over the past two scoring periods, we have reduced our hospital-associated infection rates to historic lows, and we remain vigilant to providing safe, quality care to our patients.”
Letter grades from A to F are assigned to hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections and improve patient satisfaction.
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