May 01, 2020
Coliseum Medical Centers nationally recognized with an “A” for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Coliseum Medical Centers has received an “A” for four times in a row
Macon, GA – Coliseum Medical Centers was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing its achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients. This is the fourth cycle in a row that Coliseum Medical Centers has received an “A” Leapfrog score.
Dr. George Harrison, Interim Chief Medical Officer at Coliseum Medical Centers, said, “Our physicians, hospital leadership, and our entire staff have extraordinary passion and commitment to quality. This sustained grade of ‘A’ is a reflection of our dedication to improving the lives of our patients and the health of our community.”
“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 Coliseum Medical Centers. 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.
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 Coliseum Medical Centers
Owned by HCA Healthcare (HCA), Coliseum Medical Centers is a 310 bed facility offering a 24-hour emergency room, diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and behavioral health. In addition, Coliseum Medical Centers’ services include specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Rehabilitation Center, Coliseum Robotics Institute, Coliseum Cancer Institute, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery. The Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues. For more information about Coliseum Medical Centers’ services, visit www.coliseumhealthsystem.com.