Provided by Novant Health UVA Health Systems
Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center were both awarded ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the medical centers’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
For the Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades Survey, all Novant Health UVA Health System hospitals including Culpeper Medical Center, Haymarket Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center were among the top 32 percent of hospitals nationwide, and 35 in the state of Virginia, to receive ‘A’ ratings for their commitment to patient safety.
“This designation recognizes the great efforts our team members and providers put forth on a daily basis to provide safe and high quality care at our facilities,” said Stephen Smith, MD, president and COO of Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center.
Virginia ranked second among states based on the number of ‘A’ hospitals compared to the total number of hospitals in the state for the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. A top grade of ‘A’ helps patients assess the safety of a hospital – the higher the grade, the safer the hospital.
To view the Prince William Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website at hospitalsafetygrade.org.