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Crisp Regional earns national recognition with ‘A’ safety grade

Crisp Regional was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Crisp Regional’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving
health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“I am so proud of our staff,” said Crisp Regional CEO, Steve Gautney. “We challenge our employees every day to be exceptional. We ask them to go above and beyond what is required and to treat every patient as if they were a family member. This “A” rating is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians and staff.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

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 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.

Crisp Regional was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Crisp Regional’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

Crisp Regional Health Services oversees the award-winning, high-tech Crisp Regional Hospital, with a level 3 trauma center. Its comprehensive network of health and social service facilities includes a home health program, two nursing homes totaling 243-bed, retirement home, hospice and home care program, dialysis facility, and rural health clinics in bordering areas. More than 50 physicians practice within Crisp Regional Hospital, providing hospital and outpatient care in family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and 20-plus other specialties and sub-specialties.  During the past decade, Crisp Regional has changed and expanded to keep pace with the dramatic advances in modern medicine and
to meet the demand for new services in both the hospital and the growing central Georgia community. Throughout this growth, it has never lost the personal touch, compassion, and commitment to patient-and family-centered care at reasonable cost that have characterized Crisp Regional since its establishment in 1952.   Our mission is to provide appropriate, quality care and assistance in maintaining good health in an efficient and caring manner to all who need our services and as near their home as possible.