(June 6, 2012) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) was
honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an
independent organization that strives to trigger giant leaps
forward in the safety, quality, and affordability of
The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly
available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors,
and infections. Hospitals across the country were assigned an A, B,
C, D, or F for their overall safety.
"Ensuring the safety of our patients is a top priority every
day. We host an annual safety fair for our Team Members, we use
electronic safeguards to prevent medication errors, and we require
many hours of annual training and education. Receiving an 'A' is a
tribute to our hardworking team," said Maggie Gill, president and
CEO of Memorial Health.
The Hospital Safety Score analyzes 26 measures to produce a
single score that represents a hospital's overall capacity to keep
patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication
To see MUMC's scores as they compare nationally and locally,
visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. The website also
provides information on how the public can protect themselves and
loved ones during a hospital stay.
Group is a national organization using the collective leverage
of large purchasers of healthcare to initiate breakthrough
improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health
care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows
purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward
the highest performing hospitals.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.