On Nov. 7, the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that evaluates the safety, quality and patient experience provided by hospitals across the country, released its fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. Novant Health is proud to share a continued improvement in its safety and quality scores.
The Leapfrog Group has recognized Novant Health’s commitment to safety and quality by assigning its acute care facilities eight A’s and four B’s. The scores are as follows:
“A” letter grade
- Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
- Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
- Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
- Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
- Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
- Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
- Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
- Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center
“B” letter grade
- Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
- Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
- Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
- Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
“I’m proud to say this newly released data confirms our goal to significantly reduce or eliminate hospital-associated infections and improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction,” said Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Novant Health. “Over the past two scoring periods, we have reduced our hospital-associated infection rates to historic lows and we remain vigilant to providing safe, quality care to our patients.”
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.
“As a team, our physicians, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, pharmacists and clinical team members strive to have the ability to model and predict hospital-associated infections before they even happen and develop best, safe practices to better serve our patients and communities,” Eskioglu said. “Safety and quality are our top priorities, and we have started to pivot toward new strategies and technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to improve in these areas.”
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.