Memphis, Tenn., April 30, 2020 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County were awarded “A” ratings in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Baptist Golden Triangle achieved an “A” for the eighth consecutive year and is the only hospital in Mississippi to have received “A’s” every year for patient safety since Leapfrog began grading hospitals in 2012.
“We’re grateful to receive this recognition, especially as our health care heroes take to the front lines to protect our communities against COVID-19,” said Jason Little, CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. “We appreciate and love our team members and thank them for their continued dedication to health care quality and safety.”
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for these three Baptist Hospitals. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 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.
Baptist North Mississippi, Baptist Golden Triangle and Baptist Union County were awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
About Baptist Memorial Health Care
Baptist Memorial Health Care is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest provider of Medicaid in the region. The Baptist system, which offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South, consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation and comprises 22 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 750 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs more than 18,000 people, and in fiscal year 2018, contributed more than $349 million in community benefit and uncompensated care to the communities it serves. For more information, please visit www.baptistonline.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.