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Perry Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 20, 2018

Warner Robins, GA -- Perry Hospital, a part of Houston Healthcare, was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Perry Hospital’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.

“The staff and physicians at Perry Hospital are very engaged and go above and beyond to take care of our patients and that includes ensuring we follow necessary patient safety guidelines,” shared David Campbell, Administrator for Perry Hospital. “Since participating in the Leapfrog process, Perry Hospital has continued to have positive outcomes and performance results. There is an eagerness from our staff to work together as a team and it translates into how they care for our patients. Having the capabilities we do for a community our size and the impact it has on patient care really does set us apart, and I’m proud to be a part of that.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Perry Hospital 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.

Perry Hospital was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Perry Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. 

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Warner Robins, Georgia 31093
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Perry, Georgia 31069
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