NHRMC Receives 'A' Grade for Hospital Safety

October 30, 2015

WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has recently been awarded an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2015 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

NHRMC was among only 773 U.S. hospitals to receive an A rating of the 2,530 issued a grade.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score is designed to give members of the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“We are very proud of our safety record,” said Jack Barto, NHRMC president and CEO. “Our physicians and staff maintain a diligent focus on keeping our patients safe, while providing the high-quality, compassionate care our patients expect and deserve.”

The Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a letter grade of A to F representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 general hospitals nationwide were assigned scores this year.

To see NHRMC’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.