Crisp Regional gets an ‘A’ for patient care

Crisp Regional gets an ‘A’ for patient care
Crisp Regional Hospital gets a grade of 'A' from Leapfrog. (Source: WALB)

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - Crisp Regional Hospital has a new reason to celebrate this holiday season.

The hospital was rewarded an A from The Leapfrog Group. That’s a national nonprofit organization that aims to improve health care quality and safety for patients and employees.

Crisp Regional Medical Center gets an A grade from Leapfrog for the safety of patients and employees.
Crisp Regional Medical Center gets an A grade from Leapfrog for the safety of patients and employees. (Source: WALB)

We spoke with Susan Smith, who is the Quality Officer for Crisp Regional Medical Center. She told us more about the award, and what it means to those in the area.

Susan Smith Quality Officer for Crisp Regional Medical Center
Susan Smith Quality Officer for Crisp Regional Medical Center (Source: WALB)

“Well the safety grade provided by Leapfrog, it is now considered the gold standard across the nation as to how safe your hospital is. To us and the community, we want them to know that we are confident in the care that we give. That is demonstrated through this grade of an A,” Smith told WALB News 10.

The Leapfrog award is offered to over 2,500 hospitals. Smith said Crisp Regional hospital is honored to be apart of that 33 percent of hospitals who holds this grade.

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