Aiken Regional Earns Top Grades for Patient Safety

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Aiken Regional Earns Top Grades for Patient Safety

Aiken Regional Medical Centers was awarded an ‘A' for a third straight time, in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare.

“Patient safety and quality care are our team’s highest priorities,” said Jim O’Loughlin, chief executive officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. “We will continue to strive to be recognized as a leader in patient safety in our community and in everything we do.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

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.