Hilton Head Hospital Receives Highest Grade in Patient Safety

Jun 28, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 –Hilton Head Hospital is pleased to receive an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care.Hilton Head Hospital has received a higher Hospital Safety ScoreSM letter grade than the letter grades received in the Spring 2015 update by other hospitals in our community.

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

“This recognition is a result of our more than 500 colleagues continually raising the bar on the quality of care we deliver to the residents of Beaufort County,” said Jeremy L. Clark, market chief executive officer of Hilton Head Hospital. “Our colleagues and physicians know that every patient should be treated as if they were a part of their own family, and our “A” rating reflects this commitment.”

About Hilton Head Hospital:
Hilton Head Hospital (HHH) is a 93-bed acute care hospital located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard in Hilton Head Island, S.C.Opened in 1974, HHH serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and surrounding counties through its team of over 600 employees, 100 physicians and 200 volunteers.The hospital provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs, including cardiac care including open heart surgery, a nationally accredited breast health center, spine surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, gastroenterology, surgical services and physical rehabilitation and wellness.The hospital’s cancer care program is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center.

Hilton Head Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.To learn more about Hilton Head Hospital, visitwww.hiltonheadregional.com.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org), a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care 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. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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