Carilion New River Valley Medical Center rated one of nation’s safest hospitals
The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital rating organization, released its first ever “Hospital Safety Score” report that grades hospitals with an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade to reflect how safe hospitals are for patients. Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (CNRV) received an “A” grade, making CNRV among the 729 hospitals that received the highest rating out of more than 2,600 hospitals graded nationwide.
“We are so proud of the work we are doing here to ensure great care is given to every patient, every time,” said John Piatkowski, M.D., vice president and hospital administrator at CNRV. “We continually look for ways to make our services better for patients. To be recognized by the Leapfrog group as a top-tier hospital is truly a great honor.”
The Leapfrog Group used 26 weighted measures of publicly available hospital safety data to create its grading system. The Hospital Safety Score places each measure into one of two domains: process/structural measures and outcomes measures. Process/structural measures represent how often the hospital gives patients recommended treatment for a given medical condition/procedure and the environment in which patients receive care. Outcome measures represent what happens to a patient while receiving care.
Information from secondary sources, such as hospitals’ voluntary reports and data available from Medicare, were also included in the overall score.
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital also received an “A” rating. Hospitals excluded from receiving a score include critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, pediatric hospitals, hospitals in Maryland and territories exempt from public reporting to CMS, and others.
For more information or to view the scores, visit hospitalsafetyscore.org.
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