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Baptist Golden Triangle receives high safety score

Baptist Golden Triangle recently received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group for its hospital safety.

The score is calculated based on several factors ‒ including safe practice measures, surgical care improvement project measures and patient safety indicators ‒ and rates how well a hospital keeps patients safe and healthy during their stay.

The Leapfrog Group annually grades hospitals across the United States for safety. Of the 35 facilities graded in Mississippi this year, only three received an “A” rating.

“We are very proud to offer a safe hospital environment to our patients,” said Paul Cade, administrator and CEO of Baptist Golden Triangle.

“We work hard every day to provide safe, high -quality, patient-focused care to everyone we treat.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel and the Hospital Safety Score calculate scores for hospitals across the nation, giving them an A, B, C, D or F based on the data.

“Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the board, clinicians, administration and staff of Baptist Golden Triangle for achieving an “A” and showing us that they make the well-being of their patients their top priority.”

“The fact that we recently celebrated going more than 63 months without a ventilator- associated pneumonia and more than 43 months without a central line associated blood stream infection in our critical care unit are testaments to the quality of care delivered by our staff,” said Cade.

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