FAYETTEVILLE – December 15, 2020 – Cape Fear Valley Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A” grade for patient safety.
Awarded by The Leapfrog Group, the score recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The grade was announced for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade scoring period.
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center has scored an A for six straight grading periods.
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit 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, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
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. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patients tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.