Vaughan Regional Nationally Recognized With An ‘A’ For the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 7, 2019

Selma, Ala. - November 7, 2019 – Vaughan Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing The Vaughan’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“I am very proud of our team in providing the best quality care possible in our mission of making communities healthier,” said David McCormack, Chief Executive Officer.   “This is quite an accomplishment.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, 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.

Vaughan Regional was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Vaughan’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 

Vaughan Regional Medical Center is a sole community provider hospital located in historic Selma, Alabama. The 175-bed Joint Commission-accredited facility employs more than 600 people.

The city of Selma has a population of approximately 25,000 with a secondary service area of 90,000. The medical staff consists of more than 75 physicians serving 22 medical specialties.

The hospital's campus is located in Dallas County, which is nestled along the banks of the Alabama River. The community is well-known for its beautiful landscape and recreational opportunities. Residents are able to enjoy the comfort and conveniences of a small community, yet Selma is only 50 miles west of Montgomery and approximately 80 miles south of Birmingham, both major metropolitan areas.

At Vaughan Regional Medical Center, our expert, caring professionals strive daily to ensure that we not just meet but exceed expectations in providing quality health care to our patients.

More importantly, the Vaughan family prides itself on providing excellent care and customer services to the patients, family members and visitors on our campus.-

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