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HCA Virginia Hospitals Recognized for Outstanding Record in Patient Safety

Johnston-Willis Hospital November 03, 2016

Richmond, Va. (Oct. 31, 2016) – HCA Virginia Hospitals have been recognized in the fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph Medical Center, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals and Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center were among 844 hospitals honored with an “A” grade. The hospital safety score is compiled and administered under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group - a leading expert on patient safety.

“When it comes to patient safety and care, we continuously strive to maintain the highest standards, said Ann Latstetter,” chief nursing officer, HCA Capital Division. “This recognition is a validation of the sustained dedication we have for our community.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

To see how HCA Virginia’s ‘A’ hospitals scores compare locally and nationally, and to access consumer-friendly tips, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

The hospital safety score is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group, 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. For more information, visit www.leapfroggroup.org.

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