Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Awarded Third Consecutive 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

The Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that its Camden Campus has once again received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the Health System’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors and is the third consecutive ‘A’ grade for the Camden Campus.

“We are very proud of our Camden Campus team members and their phenomenal commitment to maintain the Leapfrog ‘A’ safety grade,” says Scott Raynes, MBA, MA, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “This accomplishment is not the result of a specific group of individuals. Achieving the ‘A’ safety grade is a collective effort, from the physicians, clinicians and nursing teams to administrative departments, food and nutrition, and environmental services, as well as our volunteers. Each one is deserving of our thanks and congratulations for this achievement.”

Glenn Gann, RN, MSN, vice president and administrator, Camden Campus, concurs with Raynes. “Achieving the ‘A’ grade exemplifies our team members’ dedication 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 is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Southeast Georgia Health System’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

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