Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021.
This national distinction recognizes the Health System’s achievements
in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Achieving the ‘A’ safety grade requires the commitment
of every member of our hospital team,” says
Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “From the physicians,
clinicians and nursing teams to the administrative, food and environmental
services, and our volunteers, each one is deserving of our thanks and
congratulations for this exceptional achievement.”
Glenn Gann, vice president and administrator, Camden Campus, concurs with Scherneck.
COVID-19 for the past 20 months has been very challenging yet all of our team members
have put forth exceptional effort to live up to our mission to provide
safe, quality care to meet the health needs of the communities we serve.
I am very proud of our team members and everything they do. This is the
hospital that our friends and family come to for care and we’re
honored to be recognized for making their health and safety a priority.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns
an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,”
or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based
on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries,
accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program
based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to
patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free
to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of
which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder,
president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the Southeast
Georgia Health System leadership team and workforce for their commitment
to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying
To see the Health System’s full grade details and to access patient
tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit