PINEHURST, N.C. - FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond were each awarded an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 hospital safety grades. MRH – Richmond also achieved its eighth “Straight A” honor.
The national honor positions both campuses among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
“The last year has been full of challenges, but the professionals who serve patients at Moore Regional Hospital and Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond are as committed as ever to keeping people safe and providing high-quality care,” FirstHealth CEO Mickey Foster said. “Patient safety will remain at the forefront of our efforts.”
The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. This is MRH – Richmond’s eighth consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group.
John Jackson, president of FirstHealth’s southern region, said the grade reflects an ongoing commitment to a safety-focused culture at MRH – Richmond.
“We all take a lot of pride in providing high-quality, safe care, and we are honored to receive this recognition again from The Leapfrog Group,” Jackson said. “We thank the community for trusting us to care for them.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. Updated every six months, the Safety Grade is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms in patient care.
To see full grade details for MRH and MRH – Richmond, learn how employers can help and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade website.