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CRMC receives 'A' grade for hospital safety

Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:46:49-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Capital Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the only hospital in the area to receive the high score.

This distinction recognizes CRMC's efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

“This award is about our frontline nurses and physicians' commitment to our patients. Achieving this award three years in a row demonstrates that our staff have been true quality champions in a year of unpredictable crisis. I am proud of how our team has delivered excellent care during historical COVID-19 challenges. Our hospital's sustainable excellence is only obtainable through our teamwork, focus, and special people,” said Trey Blake, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Capital Regional Medical Center. in a released statement.

According to Leapfrog, hospitals can earn up to 120 points for having leadership structures that increase awareness of patient safety issues and holding leadership accountable for improvements. CRMC earned the maximum amount of points in that category.

The hospital also earned the most possible point in "Practices to prevent errors."

In the categories of "Safety problems," "Problems with surgery," and "Infections," CRMC scored above average.

For a full breakdown of CRMC's scores click here.