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SCH Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety

Published 11/09/2018

South County Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.  South County Hospital is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain the straight A rating and the only hospital in Rhode Island to earn straight A’s since 2012. The designation recognizes South County Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“South County Hospital is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care in a setting mindful of your safety and privacy,” said Louis Giancola, President and CEO of South County Health. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region.”

Visit to see South County Hospital’s full grade details. South County Hospital was one of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. South County Hospital has earned the A grade from the Leapfrog Group every year since 2012.