For the third consecutive time, Colleton Medical Center has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national designation recognizes Colleton Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm by providing safe healthcare services.

"The “A” Hospital Safety Grade recognizes Colleton Medical Center’s continued commitment to patient safety,” said Jimmy Hiott, Colleton Medical Center CEO. This honor highlights the persistence and pride our team takes in providing the highest quality of care to our patients. As a result, our community knows that should the unexpected happen, one of the safest hospitals in our area is here to care for them.”

The Leapfrog safety grade has become a gold standard measure of patient safety. Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

To review Colleton Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit