In the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores report recently released by The
Leapfrog Group, the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus earned
a letter grade of “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals
protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
“This spring, our Camden Campus hospital was one of 17 hospitals
in Georgia to receive an ‘A’,” says Michael D. Scherneck,
president & CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “This ranking
is a direct result of the efforts and daily commitment made by our team
members and physicians to ensure patient safety while saving lives. I
commend them for their ongoing hard work.”
The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to
more than 2,500 hospitals twice per year by using 30 measures of publicly
available hospital safety data to determine the rankings; 69 Georgia hospitals
were included in the survey, with only 17 receiving an “A”.
The Leapfrog Group is a non-profit organization committed to driving quality,
safety and transparency in the U.S. health system. The Hospital Safety
Score first launched in June 2012.
The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog
Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s
Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement. Additionally,
for the first time, the most recent hospital safety scores include five
measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two
of the most common infections, C. difficile and MRSA.
The Hospital Safety Score website, www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, allows
users to view a hospital’s current score alongside its previous
scores over the past three years, so that consumers can evaluate whether
the hospital has maintained consistently strong performance or shown a
pattern of improvement.