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Novant hospitals get top marks in national spring survey

Novant / UVA Health Medical Center was awarded three top grades from the Leapfrog Group’s spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade.

In our region, the hospitals include Prince William and Haymarket medical centers.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

Novant Health UVA Health System, an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient services and medical centers in northern and central Virginia, today was awarded three ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2021  Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing hospitals’ efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer healthcare. This recognition comes on the heels of the three ‘A’ grades Novant Health UVA Health System earned in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

For spring 2021, Novant Health UVA Health System’s Prince William Medical Center, Haymarket Medical Center and Culpeper Medical Center were all awarded ’A’ grades. Novant Health UVA Health System was in the top third of hospitals nationwide – and among only 33 hospitals in the state of Virginia – to receive ‘A’ safety grades.

“We’re honored to receive system-wide recognition from The Leapfrog Group for consecutive grading periods,” said Al Pilong, chief executive officer, Novant Health UVA Health System.

The awards come on the heels of news that North Carolina-based Novant will divest its interest in the hospitals, opting to sell to UVA Health System.

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