Beaufort County, S.C. (WTGS FOX 28) — Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the fifth consecutive time in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today.
Out of the 46 hospitals in South Carolina, BMH was one of only 14 to receive an 'A' safety rating and one of only five hospitals statewide to earn the top grade five consecutive times.
Dr. Kurt Gambla is the Chief Medical Officer at BMH and credits the hard work of the hospital staff for its success.
“Every single area has to work hard and what we try and create is a culture of safety, which is an obsession of zero harm,” he said.
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.
Hospitals are graded based on how they scored in five major categories: infections, problems with surgery, practices to prevent errors, safety problems and doctors, nurses and hospital staff.
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