MYRTLE BEACH, SC – An announcement released nationally today by the independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Grand Strand Medical Center earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“Patient safety is a top priority for our hospital and we continuously work with our staff by educating them on quality care and patient safety along with training programs,” states Mark Sims, Chief Executive Officer for Grand Strand Health. “This A Grade standard is a direct reflection of the hard work by our staff and medical providers.”
-This information is from a Press Release.