Published on November 14, 2018

Johnston Health earns Top ‘A’ safety score from Leapfrog Group

SMITHFIELD, NC – Johnston Health has received straight “As” for the second consecutive year in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The health care system’s hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton both earned top scores for their work in protecting patients and delivering excellent care.

“We’re committed to putting our patients first, and the safety and quality of care we provide is always our greatest priority,” said Chuck Elliott, president and CEO of Johnston Health. “I’m proud of the work that our employees and physicians do every day to provide safe, expert care close to home.”

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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Johnston Health’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Johnston Health’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.