DUNN & LILLINGTON, NC. –   Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn and Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington have both received an “A” for patient safety and patient safety preventative measures from the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade represents how well a hospital protects patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Grade is the nation’s only rating system focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections and their prevention. Grades are assigned twice a year in the spring and fall.

“This is the second time this year that our Hospitals have been nationally recognized for patient safety and it is a shining example of how much hard work and passion that our staff puts into their work. Our patients are our community members; they may be family, coworkers, neighbors, or friends, but no matter their relation to us, our mission is to treat each of them with the highest levels of medical care. To receive national recognition for these efforts is something we are quite proud of. 

In fact, three other hospitals in our area, including two prominent Wake County hospitals, received a letter grade of C from the Leapfrog Group for their patient safety preventative measures. This goes to show that you can receive highest level of care right here in Harnett County” said Harnett Health President Cory Hess.

Other hospitals in the triangle received the following grades from the Leapfrog Group: 

Betsy Johnson Hospital (A), Central Harnett Hospital (A), Cape Fear Valley Medical Center (A), Duke Hospitals (A), UNC Hospitals (A), Central Carolina Hospital (C), WakeMed Raleigh (C), and WakeMed Cary (C).

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.