(Anderson, S.C. – November 16, 2022) – AnMed, a comprehensive health system based in South Carolina, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates AnMed’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Everybody has a hand in the process of making sure we’re doing the best job taking care of our patients,” said Jennifer Weeks, director, System Quality, AnMed. “We are proud to deliver patient-centered care through continual efforts to improve safety, quality and efficiency in all areas of care.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
AnMed is a 648-bed, not-for-profit health system serving the Upstate and northeast Georgia. The system is anchored by AnMed Medical Center, a 461-bed acute care hospital that has earned the prestigious Magnet® designation. The four-hospital system includes AnMed Women’s and Children’s Hospital, AnMed Rehabilitation Hospital and AnMed Cannon in Pickens, S.C. With more than 400 physicians and 3,700 employees, AnMed is one of Anderson County’s largest employers. Learn more about AnMed at www.AnMed.org.