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Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Nationally Recognized with an “A” for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

New Albany, MS, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County was awarded an “A” rating in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Baptist Union County joins two other Baptist hospitals in Mississippi in receiving an “A” rating, which are Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

“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 James Grantham, CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. “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.” 

Baptist Union County Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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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 Union County was 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 Hospital-Union County

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country. 

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org.


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