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Piedmont Earns 8 ‘A’s in Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Atlanta (April 29, 2021) – Eight Piedmont Healthcare hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Piedmont’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

Piedmont accounted for one-third of the hospitals in Georgia receiving A grades (eight of 24), the most of any system in Georgia. Piedmont’s anchor of “Quality, Safety, Service” sits at the center of its strategic focus. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

“Piedmont’s purpose is to make a positive difference in every life we touch and our record on quality and safety, as reflected in our Leapfrog scores, shows that we are delivering on that purpose,” Piedmont Healthcare President and CEO Kevin Brown said. “These scores reflect the strength of our Quality team and the efficiency of our system in being able to roll out standardized procedures to our entities where clinical best practices are put to work.”

Piedmont hospitals receiving an A grade are:

  • Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the system’s largest hospital has received six A grades in the past seven terms.
  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, which received its fourth A grade in the past six terms and was named a Top Teaching Hospital by Leapfrog in 2018.
  • Piedmont Columbus Regional-Northside Campus, which, since joining the Piedmont system on March 1, 2018, has received six consecutive A grades.
  • Piedmont Fayette Hospital, which received its fifth A in the past eight terms.
  • Piedmont Henry Hospital received its second straight A grade.
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, which has received 12 straight A grades.
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital, which has received 13 straight A grades.
  • Piedmont Newton Hospital, which has received an A grade in eight of the past 10 terms, including six in a row.

The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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