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Piedmont Macon, Macon North Awarded 'A' Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog Group

Macon, Ga. (Nov. 16, 2022) – Piedmont Macon Medical Center and Piedmont Macon North Hospital both received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates the two hospitals’ achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

This is the ninth consecutive A that has been awarded to Piedmont Macon and the fifth consecutive A for Macon North.

“We are very excited to have maintained our Leapfrog A grades as our hospitals have transitioned to the Piedmont family with a focus on quality, safety and service,” said Gary Bernstein, M.D., chief medical officer for Piedmont Macon and Macon North. “This is recognition for all the hard work and collaboration that our medical staff and employees exhibit every day.”

Stephen J. Daugherty, CEO of Piedmont Macon and Macon North, said he’s pleased with this fall’s Leapfrog scores and the underlying safety and quality standards the two hospitals value.

“The scores are yet another validation of the job we are doing to put patients and their well-being first,” he said. “I am extremely proud of the employees at Piedmont Macon and Macon North in the role they each have played in helping us achieve straight A’s once again.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Piedmont Macon and Macon North’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter. 

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