Aiken Regional Medical Centers earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“At Aiken Regional, patient safety is our top priority and the foundation of all that we do,” said Matt Merrifield, CEO of Aiken Regional Medical Centers. “Our community trusts us to provide safe, high-quality care to every patient and family member in our facility, every time, and that trust is a privilege. Our hospital staff and medical staff are committed to speaking up and advocating for the safety of our patients, guests and team. Receiving an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog is a true testament to their dedication to patient safety and high-quality outcomes.”
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Aiken Regional made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.