BOLIVIA, N.C., Dec. 17, 2019 – On Dec. 17, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center was named a 2019 Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country. Only 37 general hospitals in the country were given the Top General Hospital distinction.
“We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to providing safe and high quality care to our patients,” said Shelbourn Stevens, president and chief operating officer at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “At Novant Health, safety and quality are our top priorities and this recognition as a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group is a reflection of our team members’ unwavering commitment to improving patient safety, quality and satisfaction.”
Brunswick Medical Center’s national certifications recognize the exceptional efforts to provide the best care to the Brunswick County community. The healthcare facility has been fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the American College of Radiology and the College of American Pathology.
Hospitals considered for the Top General Hospital award must rank in the top 10% of all hospitals for their overall Value Score. The Value Score is a weighted, composite score of the most important national patient safety, quality and resource-use standards, as assessed through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
In addition to Brunswick Medical Center, two other Novant Health facilities received the 2019 Top General Hospital distinction by the Leapfrog Group: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and Novant Health Medical Park Hospital. Both Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center received the 2019 Top Teaching Hospital distinction by the Leapfrog Group.
“I’m proud the Leapfrog Group has recognized five of our facilities as a 2019 Top Hospital,” said Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Novant Health. “This achievement demonstrates Novant Health’s commitment to significantly reduce or eliminate hospital-associated infections and our goal to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction.”
The Leapfrog Group has recognized Brunswick Medical Center’s commitment to safety and quality by assigning it an “A” letter grade in the fall 2019 scoring period. Letter grades from A to F are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections, and improve patient satisfaction.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,600 physicians and over 28,000 employees that provide care at over 640 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2019, Forbes ranked the organization first in North Carolina and 38th nationally on its 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list. Novant Health provided more than $883 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services, in 2018.