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Published on April 24, 2018

UNC Rockingham Health Care Earns Top Safety Score from Leapfrog

UNC Rockingham Health Care earned top marks in the latest round of hospital safety grades from The Leapfrog Group, ranking it among the best in the nation.

The Eden hospital was one of 750 awarded an A grade on The Leapfrog Group’s spring report card. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an A Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first 24 hours a day.”

"It is an important achievement to receive an A grade from The Leapfrog Group,” said Dana M. Weston, President of UNC Rockingham Health Care. “It’s a reflection of our dedicated staff and the outstanding work of our physicians, nurses and clinicians who drive our delivery of safe, quality and excellent care.”

UNC Rockingham Health Care is one of five hospitals in the UNC Health Care system earning the A grade. High Point Regional, Johnston UNC Health Care, UNC Hospitals and UNC REX also received the top scores.

Grades are peer reviewed, transparent and free to the public.

To see a hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About UNC Health Care

UNC Rockingham Health Care is part of the integrated UNC Health Care system. The system is comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine and nine other hospitals and hospital systems across the state. Additional hospital entities include UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, Johnston Health, Pardee Hospital, High Point Regional Health, Caldwell Memorial, Nash Health Care, Wayne Memorial and UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Media Contact

For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Myla Barnhardt, UNC Rockingham Health Care

336-627-6191

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