WILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has recently been awarded an ‘A’ grade in the spring 2016 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.
NHRMC was among only 798 U.S. hospitals to receive an A rating of the 2,571 issued a grade. This marks the sixth consecutive A rating for NHRMC.
“Patient safety is a priority every day, and we are proud to have a sixth A rating in a row,” said Jack Barto, NHRMC president and CEO. “Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care in coordination with the highest level of standards and protocols to keep our patients safe.”
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that reports hospital performance based on 28 measures of publically available safety data. The data, along with newly included patient experience measures, is analyzed to produce a letter grade from A to F to help consumers protect themselves from preventable harm.
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