Fairview Park Hospital Nationally Recognized With an ‘A’ For the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Fairview Park Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing each hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
Donald R. Avery, FACHE, President and CEO of Fairview Park Hospital said, “We are humbled to be among the “A” rated hospitals in the country, and I would like to recognize and thank all of our employees and physicians for their commitment to patient safety and quality outcomes. They are the reason for this recognition. ‘Our patients’ health and safety are first and foremost, and Leapfrog’s ‘A’ grade confirms our ongoing efforts to ensure a safe, quality environment for all of our patients.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but these hospitals show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
To see the full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new 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.
About Fairview Park Hospital:
Neighbors Caring for Neighbors – That is Fairview Park Hospital’s commitment to the residents of Laurens and surrounding counties. An HCA-affiliated hospital, this state-of-the-art, 190-bed acute care facility has provided quality health care for Dublin, Ga., and the surrounding counties since 1982, with an estimated economic impact of $75 million annually. Comprehensive community health care services available at Fairview Park Hospital include more than 45 departments and specialty areas. In addition to serving the needs for acute, outpatient and rehabilitative care, the hospital is a leader in wellness, prevention and community health issues. For more information about Fairview Park Hospital, visit: www.fairviewparkhospital.com.