Carteret County hospital gets ‘A’ safety grade

Carteret County hospital gets ‘A’ safety grade
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 4:26 PM EDT
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Carteret Health Care has been given an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the spring.

The hospital says the grading is a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that assigns an “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country.

The group bases the ratings on more than 30 national performance measures including errors, accidents, injuries, infections, and systems to prevent harm.

Lenoir Memorial, Vidant Beaufort, and Vidant Duplin all received “A” grades as well.

Vidant Medical Center in Greenville was given a “C” grade because of high rates of blood infections, urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections while patients were in the ICU.

Onslow Memorial also received a “C” and CarolinaEast was given a “B”.

North Carolina ranks as the number one state in the country in terms of the percentage of hospitals with “A” grades. Virginia is second.

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