McLeod Health Clarendon Receives "A" Safety Score

Location has received 4 consecutive "A" ratings from Leapfrog Group

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) McLeod Health Clarendon A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes McLeod Health Clarendon’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

“Our top priority is to provide each of our patients safe, high-quality care,” said Rachel Gainey, McLeod Health Clarendon CEO. “This is the fourth consecutive grading period that McLeod Health Clarendon has achieved this national recognition. Even during the added pressures of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to continue to provide safe quality care for every patient we have the privilege to serve. This recognition underscores the relentless commitment of our entire staff to providing the highest level of quality care.  Our quality metrics continue to improve and that translates into better, more effective and safe care for those who entrust us with their health needs. McLeod Health Clarendon’s pursuit of quality improvements is unending, and our staff is committed to delivering the highest level of care to the region.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“McLeod Health Clarendon is continuously developing plans to improve the quality and safety performance and voluntarily submits safety surveys to Leapfrog as part of our commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients, said Dr. Catherine Rabon,” Regional Chief Medical Officer for McLeod Health.  “We are pleased to continue to see improvements in our Leapfrog grades by receiving four consecutive A ratings. This recognition is a reflection of our teams day to day work to provide excellent care for our patients. Surveys such as Leapfrog help us identify how we can continue to improve the delivery of compassionate care every day at McLeod Health Clarendon.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of McLeod Health Clarendon for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

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