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Baptist Golden Triangle earns 23 consecutive straight ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog Group

Baptist Golden Triangle earns 23 consecutive straight ‘A’

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has received an A Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for the 23rd consecutive time. This accolade makes Baptist Golden Triangle one of only 20 hospitals in the United States to have received an A in every Hospital Safety Grade cycle since 2012.

The Leapfrog Group assigns grades to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, the Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“With 323 beds, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is one of the largest regional hospitals affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care. More than 100 physicians and surgeons, representing almost every medical specialty, practice at the hospital that offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. In addition to the Baptist Cancer Center in Columbus and Starkville, the hospital offers a variety of other services to the community, including Baptist Behavioral Health Care; an extensive rehabilitation department; and free community education programs for the public.