Another Article Regarding Georgia Hospital Safety Scores

GEORGIA HOSPITALS.SAFETY SCORES.27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety score-Grady, Piedmont get a D.ABC.111314 (1)

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety score-Grady, Piedmont gets a D


One in four Georgia hospitals earned a top safety rating in a new report.

Carla Caldwell

Morning Edition Editor- Atlanta Business Chronicle

Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an “A” grade in recently released ratings on

patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several

scored a “C” rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a “D.”

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled by The Leapfrog Group. The independent nonprofit

organization says it is committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health


The Fall 2014 update to Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score, which assigns A, B, C, D and F grades

to hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries and infections, shows that while

hospitals have made significant improvements when it comes to implementing processes of care

and safe practices, performance on outcomes lags behind, the organization says on its website.

(Click here to access The Hospital Safety Score’s website. Click here to access hospital scores by

city and state.

Atlanta-area hospitals awarded an “A” rating are:• Eastside Medical Center

• Emory University Hospital

• North Fulton Hospital

• Northside Hospital

• Northside Forsyth Hospital

• Wellstar Douglas Hospital

• Wellstar Paulding Hospital

Atlanta-area hospitals awarded a “B” are:

• Atlanta Medical Center

• Cartersville Medical Center

• Emory Johns Creek Hospital

• Spalding Regional Hospital

• Wellstar Cobb Hospital

• Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Atlanta-area hospitals scoring a “C” are:

• Atlanta Medical Center South

• DeKalb Medical Center

• DeKalb Medical at Hillandale

• Emory-Adventist-Hospital

• Emory University Hospital Midtown

• Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth

• Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville

• Newton Medical Center• Northside Hospital Cherokee

• Piedmont Fayette Hospital

• Piedmont Henry Hospital

• Piedmont Newnan Hospital

• Rockdale Medical Center

• St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta

Atlanta-area hospitals scoring a “D” are:

• Grady Memorial Hospital

• Piedmont Hospital

The only Georgia hospital that was scored an “F” is Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup,

according to Georgia Health News. Click here to read about how other Georgia hospitals were

scored in a report by the medical news website.