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May 28, 2024 8:09 pm

UNC Health Wayne awarded ‘A’ hospital safety grade

GOLDSBORO — UNC Health Wayne received an “A” hospital safety grade from The Leapfrog Group for the third consecutive reporting period. This national distinction celebrates UNC Health Wayne’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“We are so proud to have been awarded another ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group,” said UNC Health Wayne President and CEO Jessie L. Tucker III. “Having our commitment to safety consecutively validated by a national organization is a great honor. It summarizes the dedication that our coordinated team of employees, providers, and physicians has to Wayne County. Only 28 percent of the nearly 3,000 graded general hospitals received an ‘A.’

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 UNC Health Wayne’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Fazio at 919-587-4792 or cKimberly.fazio@unchealth.unc.edu.

— From the UNC Health Wayne website