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Colleton Medical Center Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in National Hospital Safety Score Report

Colleton Medical Center October 28, 2015

Walterboro, S.C. / Oct. 28, 2015 – Colleton Medical Center has earned an ‘A’ grade for patient safety in the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score report released nationally by The Leapfrog Group today. The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections and helps to track U.S. hospitals’ consistency in preventing harm.

“Receiving an ‘A’ rating for hospital safety is a testament to the hard work and care given by our hospital staff and our medical staff on a daily basis,” said Brad Griffin, Colleton Medical Center CEO. “We are privileged to provide healthcare to the patients of this community, and are proud to receive this recognition from The Leapfrog Group.”

Colleton Medical Center is part of HCA’s South Atlantic Division. In the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores report, all 10 acute care hospitals in the Division earned an ‘A’ grade in patient safety.

The Hospital Safety Score is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system. The Hospital Safety Score includes 28 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs. The methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety. Designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay, data is released twice each year. Hospital Safety Scores are publicly available by visiting www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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