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Princeton Baptist Medical Center Nationally Recognized with Third Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade and Only Hospital in Birmingham Metro to Receive an ‘A’ Safety Grade for Leapfrog Fall 2020

Dec 14, 2020

During a year that has put hospitals nationwide to the test in the most unforeseen and unprecedented ways, Princeton Baptist is recognized for upholding the highest possible standards for patient care

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - Princeton Baptist Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Princeton’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. 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 based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“With our high standard of safety and commitment to quality care, we are extremely proud to achieve this distinguished award for the third consecutive time,” stated Princeton Baptist Medical Center CEO, Mike Neuendorf. “At a time when our health care systems are being called upon to care for our communities at unprecedented levels, this designation is a testament to our dedicated, highly skilled staff and physicians who remain steadfast in providing our patients with the highest level of safety and quality of care.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Princeton Baptist Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.

Princeton Baptist was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Princeton’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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