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McLeod Health Cheraw receives safety score of A from the Leapfrog Group

CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health Cheraw received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022. This national distinction celebrates McLeod Health Cheraw’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

“McLeod Health Cheraw is dedicated to delivering clinical excellence and the Leapfrog Group recognition of an “A” safety score validates our commitment to providing our patients the highest level of quality care,” said Bren Lowe, McLeod Health Cheraw CEO. “Our teams work diligently to provide the most effective medical care to those that choose McLeod Health Cheraw. We are committed to exceeding national healthcare best practices for our patients and community.”

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.”

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“McLeod Health Cheraw is continuously following evidence-based methods that lead to the improvement in quality and safety performance,” said Dr. Catherine Rabon, Regional Chief Medical Officer for McLeod Health. “We are pleased to see these improvements reflected in our health safety grades. This recognition correlates to our teams day to day work of providing excellent, compassionate care to patients at McLeod Cheraw. Surveys such as Leapfrog are important in helping us identify where we can focus continued efforts.”

To see McLeod Health Cheraw’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.

NOTE: A corrected press release was sent by McLeod on Nov. 21.

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