Cartersville Medical Center November 08, 2018

CARTERSVILLE, GA - Cartersville Medical Center was awarded an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Cartersville Medical Center's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

This is the fifth consecutive "A" grade received by Cartersville Medical Center. "At Cartersville Medical Center, patient safety and quality clinical outcomes are paramount to everything we do in caring for each and every patient who seeks our hospital for their care," said Chris Mosley, CEO. "We often receive letters from patients who speak to the trust they have in our physicians and nurses based on their knowledge that our hospital has been repeatedly recognized for providing safe, high quality care."

"Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Cartersville Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."

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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Cartersville Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Cartersville Medical Center's full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.