Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center was once again awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the medical center’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
“We are proud, once again, to receive our fourth consecutive ‘A’ safety grade from Leapfrog. A lot of hard work went into this. While the award is important, the people behind the award are what really matter. Our teams give tirelessly, each and every day, in providing exceptional care to our patients. It’s our people we need to celebrate – they are the ones who make Wilkes Medical Center such a special place,” said Chad Brown, president of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses a number of measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.
“We would like to thank our dedicated staff at Wilkes Medical Center for helping receive an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog. It shows our continued commitment to the safety and quality of care given to our patients,” said Hayes Calvert, D.O., chief medical officer at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.