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South County Hospital Receives 'A' for Hospital Safety

Published 05/14/2024

SCH receives 'A' rating for Hospital SafetySouth County Hospital’s efforts to provide high-quality care and ensure patient safety were recognized with an "A" rating from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the Spring of 2024. This national distinction celebrates South County Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. This is the tenth “A” rating South County Hospital has received since 2018.

Kevin Charpentier, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer at South County Health, said “South County Health is honored to receive this prestigious 'A' grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This recognition serves as validation of our unwavering commitment to ensuring patient safety and prioritizing the highest level of patient care above all else as Rhode Island’s Most Trusted Health Partner. It is also a direct reflection of our dedicated staff including the leadership team, providers, clinicians, and volunteers, whose relentless dedication and commitment to excellence have made earning this top grade possible.”

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores, serve as a gold standard measure of patient safety. Utilizing up to 30 national performance measures sourced from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and other supplemental data sources, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade evaluates hospitals' overall performance in safeguarding patients against preventable harm and medical errors. The methodology behind this assessment has undergone rigorous peer review and is published in the esteemed Journal of Patient Safety.

Leapfrog’s grading system — A, B, C, D, or F — is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. The grades are released twice each year and out of approximately 3,000 hospitals graded, only 29% received an A, underscoring the significance of this recognition for South County Hospital.

Learn more about South County Health’s awards and recognitions at South County Health - Awards & Recognitions

About South County Health

South County Health is a leader in medical quality, service, and innovation, providing care to patients across Rhode Island in acute and outpatient settings including at Medical and Wellness Centers in Westerly, East Greenwich, and Warwick, as well as Primary Care and Specialty provider offices in Cranston, Narragansett, Newport, and Wakefield. South County Health is comprised of three healthcare entities: South County Hospital, South County Home Health, and South County Medical Group.

South County Hospital is a global leader in orthopedic robotic-assisted surgeries and is home to more robotic-assisted options than any other hospital in the state.