JACKSONVILLE, N.C., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive publication, Onslow Memorial Hospital has received an 'A' grade in the Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization that advocates for quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. The national hospital ratings for Spring 2016 were released to the public April 25.
Hospitals were rated on five criteria: 1) the use of procedures to prevent errors in treatment and follow-up; 2) the frequency of patients contracting certain infections during hospitalization; 3) the frequency of surgery-related problems; 4) the frequency of patient safety incidents, as well as measures in place to minimize them; and 5) the training of medical staff to maximize safety.
"The 'A' score from Leapfrog once again recognizes the teamwork and dedication by hospital employees, staff and leadership in promoting the highest level of quality and safety in patient care," said Dr. Ishwar Gopichand, FAAP, Chairman, Performance Improvement for the hospital and Chairman of Onslow County Consolidated Human Services Agency Advisory Board.
"This sustained grade 'A' for Spring 2016 demonstrates the extraordinary passion and level of commitment that Onslow Memorial Hospital has to superior quality of care for our patients and our community," added Jo Malfitano, Director of Performance Improvement & Accreditation for the hospital.
To see OMH's full score, visit the Hospital Safety Score or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
About Onslow Memorial Hospital
Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Onslow Memorial is a not-for-profit hospital serving the healthcare needs of Onslow County and the surrounding communities of coastal North Carolina since 1945. With more than 1,200 employees and 225 physicians, Onslow Memorial offers a vast array of healthcare programs and services. Onslow Memorial Hospital is dedicated to expanding healthcare services and implementing the latest medical technologies and treatment innovations, all while striving to maintain a patient- and family-centered environment of quality, compassionate care delivered by a highly skilled medical staff. For more information, please visit the hospital's website at www.onslow.org.
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