Coffee Regional Medical Center Earns An ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
New Grade for Fall 2023 is a national recognition for patient safety.
(Douglas, Ga.) November 6, 2023 – Coffee Regional Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns grades to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We are pleased to again earn an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group. Our caregivers and staff work tirelessly to ensure patient care and safety are at the forefront of every decision we make,” said Vicki Lewis, President and CEO of Coffee Regional. “Leapfrog’s recognition of our work with a Grade ‘A’ is verification of our efforts and we are proud to share this news”.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Coffee Regional Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
To see Coffee Regional’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
About Coffee Regional Medical Center
Coffee Regional Medical Center, Inc., is a non-profit, acute care 98-bed hospital in Douglas, Georgia. The current facility opened in July 1998, replacing the original building constructed in 1953. The 200,000-square-foot hospital is designed with inpatient adult and pediatric beds and expanded outpatient service areas, including interventional cardiology and hematology and oncology infusion services, to assure exceptional care and wellness close to home. The Medical Staff membership includes anesthesiology, bariatrics, cardiology, emergency medicine, ENT, family practice, general surgery, GI, hematology, internal medicine, interventional cardiology, nephrology, neurology, OB/GYN, oncology/hematology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology, pediatrics, podiatry, pulmonology, radiology, urology, and wound care. Serving Coffee and surrounding counties since 1953, we have become an integral part of the fabric of our community and a major contributor to the economic health of Douglas, Georgia. To learn more, visit www.coffeeregional.org/
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
Contact: Sarah L Brown (Sarah.Brown@coffeeregional.org)