Piedmont Macon Hospitals receive an “A” for patient safety

Piedmont Macon hospitals were recently awarded a grade "A" for patient safety. This means the hospitals were nationally recognized by Leapfrog.
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Piedmont Macon receives "A" grade in patient safety
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MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — Piedmont Macon hospitals were recently awarded a grade “A” for patient safety. This means the hospitals were nationally recognized by Leapfrog.

Leapfrog is a nonprofit that surveys the quality a safety of American health care. Grades are updated every six months and an A grade is rare.

According to Chief Medical Officer, Gary Bernstein, it took everyone who works at both hospitals to achieve the award.

“It’s always great to be acknowledged for all the hard work that’s put in to getting the grade,” he said. “But number two is especially in the last 18 months with Covid-19, to maintain this level of concerted effort and quality had been just a herculean effort.”

This is the seventh time Piedmont Macon was awarded with an “A” rating and Piedmont North’s third time.

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