Cartersville Medical Center received an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Cartersville Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. The marks come from a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.
Cartersville Medical Center has now received an “A” grade nine consecutive times.
A national expert panel developed the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.
Cartersville Medical Center’s entire grade details and patient tips for staying safe in the hospital are available at the website hospitalsafetygrade.org and The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.