Central Carolina Hospital Earns Top-Rated National Patient Safety Recognition

Sanford’s Central Carolina Hospital has received national recognition for it’s patient safety standards; earning an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade report. CCH is one of 855 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. Over 2,600 hospitals nationwide were evaluated as part of the survey.

Central Carolina Hosptial CEO Spencer Thomas comments, “We are proud to receive an  ‘A’ Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and are excited about improvements made to our patient safety program at Central Carolina Hospital. This hard-earned grade is evidence of the outstanding efforts made by our entire staff, including the clinical and quality teams to improve patient safety and clinical quality.”

Leah Binder, President/CEO of The Leapfrog Group observes that the hospital’s high ranking evaluation is a tribute to the organization and is a meaningful guide for its patients and the community it serves. “Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Central Carolina Hospital that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region. Hospitals that earn an  ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade incorporates 28 publicly available metrics to evaluate the hospitals in its study the country. Leading patient safety experts conduct peer-reviewed, fully-transparent assessments to determine each facilities performance. Residents can review CCH’s full grade report by visiting the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade website.